WinterFest ~

Celebrate the wonders of winter

January 27 – 29, 2023

We invite you to celebrate the wonders of winter at the third annual WinterFest!

Join us as the fun kicks off with a Polar Plunge at Schenk Lake, benefitting Special Olympics WV. The fun continues all day building up to our WinterFest party on Saturday evening, featuring the musical group, Zack Attack. This wintertime celebration features live entertainment, prize giveaways, seasonal eats, local brews, and more! Check out the schedule of events below.

  • Polar Plunge photo

    Polar Plunge

    Saturday at 1 p.m. | Schenk Lake

    Take an ice-cold plunge into Oglebay’s Schenk Lake at the annual WinterFest Polar Plunge! All proceeds benefit Special Olympics WV.

    Event Details

  • WinterFest Party photo

    WinterFest Party

    Saturday from 8 – 11 p.m. | Pine Room

    Come on up to Oglebay’s Pine Room for a WinterFest Party featuring live entertainment with Zack Attack!

    Event is free of charge and open to the public.

  • Warren Miller's

    Warren Miller's "Face of Winter"

    Friday at 9 p.m. | Wilson Lodge

    Join us in Wilson Lodge for a movie night featuring “Face of Winter” by Warren Miller, a documentary that explores the excitement of winter sports, featuring athletes from around the globe. 

    Event is free of charge and open to the public.

  • Skiing & Snowboarding photo

    Skiing & Snowboarding

    Kick off the season with winter fun for all ages at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex, offering skiing and snowboarding.

    *Winter sports activities weather dependent

    Hours & Rates

  • Oglebay Good Zoo photo

    Oglebay Good Zoo

    Journey into a wild winter at Oglebay Good Zoo. Visit indoor animals including red pandas, lemurs, and sloths—or venture outside to visit select animal inhabitants who love the winter! 

    *Outdoor exhibits open weather permitting

    Hours & Rates

    Overnight guests receive free admission.

  • Ice Skating at Wheeling Park photo

    Ice Skating at Wheeling Park

    Hit the ice at the newly renovated J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink at our sister park just a short drive away. 

    Hours & Rates

    Overnight guests receive free admission.

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 27
4 – 9 p.m. | Skiing & Snowboarding at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex (Weather Dependent)
5:30 p.m. | Character Meet & Greet: Olaf – Hickman Lounge**
7 p.m. | Family Movie Night: Sing 2 – Fort Henry Room**
8 p.m. | Family Bingo – Hickman Lounge**
9 p.m. | WinterFest Movie Night: Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” – Fort Henry Room

Saturday, January 28
6:30 – 11 a.m. | Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet – Ihlenfeld Dining Room
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Skiing & Snowboarding at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex (Weather Dependent)
11:30 a.m. | Registration for Polar Plunge – Schenk Lake
12:45 p.m. | Polar Plunge Costume Contest – Schenk Lake
1 p.m. | Polar Plunge (Concessions, Ice Sculpture Demos) – Schenk Lake
3 p.m. | Ice Carving Demonstration – Winter Sports Complex
3 – 5 p.m. | Live Music – Winter Sports Complex
5:30 p.m. | Character Meet & Greet: Olaf – Wilson Lodge**
7 p.m. | Movie Night: Frozen – Fort Henry Room**
7 – 10 p.m. | Live Music – Hickman Lounge
8 – 11 p.m. | WinterFest Party featuring Zack Attack – Pine Room
9 p.m. | Movie Night: Frozen 2  – Fort Henry Room**

Sunday, January 29
6:30 – 11 a.m. | Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet – Ihlenfeld Dining Room
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Skiing & Snowboarding at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex (Weather Dependent)

*Schedule of events subject to change. Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex is open weather dependent. Call 304-243-4177 for daily weather conditions. 
**Denotes exclusive programming for overnight guests.