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Winona Student’s Social Calendar: February 7-13

Punxsutawney Phil has made his prediction – there’s no sense arguing…he is a groundhog after all.  Phil was coaxed from his den on Wednesday last week and according to sources, “communicated in ‘groundhogese’ that he saw his shadow”.  So, six more weeks of winter is on its way – however we can all take solace in the fact that Phil has only been correct 40% of the time over the past decade.  Regardless, here’s hoping you’re enjoying your classes and your time in Winona this winter.  Included below are several great events to keep you busy inside or out.


Do you have any announcements, events, or items of interest coming up in the Winona area that you would like to get the word out on?  Just let us know and we will post for you in our next edition of Winona Student’s Social Calendar!

Recurring Winter Events/Activities

  • Visit the Lake Lodge Recreation Center for some ice-skating or snowshoeing on Lake Winona.  They’re open Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00pm and on Saturday/Sunday from 1:00-7:00pm.  A winter seasonal pass is just $15.  Snowshoes, ice skates, broomball sticks, and hockey sticks can be rented on a daily rate from the Lodge.
  • Strap on your snowshoes & explore Winona’s enchanting trails.  Winona features a number of in-town parks and trails as well as nearby State Parks that offer both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  Check out more information from Visit Winona and plan your next great excursion!
  • Ice Skate at the Bud King Ice Arena (670 E Front St) in Winona.  The Bud King Ice Arena features a new indoor ice refrigeration system and outdoor ice rink that overlook the beautiful Mississippi River.  The arena is managed by the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association (WAYHA).  For more information on open skate times, skating lessons, and hockey programs, visit the WAYHA website.

This Week in Winona

February 7: 5:00pm: Frozen River Film Festival – Observations at 65 degrees South: The Frozen River Film Festival will feature a showing of “Observations at 65 Degrees South” at the Winona Arts Center (228 E 5th St).  A team of nine rogue scientists embark on a journey to Antarctica.  Their choice of transport: a small sailboat.  Stop down to the Arts Center on Monday for a full screening!

February 10: 7:00-8:30pm: Water Music: Chamber Concerts at MMAM w/the Winona Symphony Orchestra: Enjoy a chamber music concert in an intimate, refined setting among the galleries.  Take in the musical masterworks of this live performance while also spotlighting the visual treasures of MMAM.  Tickets are on-sale through the MMAM website.

February 11: 11:00am-5:30pm: WNB Financial Chili Tasting: Warm up with some hot chili and support a great cause, Ready Set School.  The event is drive-thru style at Steak Shop Catering.  Lunch runs from 11:00am-1:00pm and dinner from 4:30-5:30pm.  The bagged meal includes 3 types of chili (traditional beef, southwest brisket, chicken chili), a Bloedow’s roll, cookie, and chili toppings.  Meal tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event.  Visit Ready Set School to order tickets!

February 12: 5:00-7:30pm: Luminary Snowshoe Hike & Film Set: Enjoy this casual snowshoe experience at the Prairie Island Campground (1120 Prairie Island Rd), perfect for the whole family, as you hike the trails lit with twinkling luminaries and bonfires sponsored by local supporting businesses!  This event is free, and snowshoes are available for all ages & sizes.  Volunteers will be on-hand to assist with snowshoe questions and fitting.  Snowshoeing and films, courtesy of the Frozen River Film Festival, begin at 5:00pm.  Vegetarian & meat chili from The Boathouse as well as hot & cold beverages will be available for purchase.

Featured Student Housing for 22-23

The importance of your student housing choices, in terms of both social and academic success while at Winona State University cannot be overestimated.  Studies have shown that the quality of housing is directly correlated with academic success.  To be successful in college, students need a college “home” where they feel safe, secure, and comfortable: WsYOU Student Housing is your premier choice for quality apartments in Winona and Fountain City, WI.  Live Where You Like, Love Where You Live!

NOW RENTING FOR NEXT YEAR: see for full availability!

2-bedroom apartment, 5 blocks to Winona State University’s main campus

Only $389!

550 W 9th St #5, Winona, MN

This distinguishably unique, upper-level, 2-bedroom apartment is located 5 blocks from Winona State University’s main campus.  You’ll love the huge bedrooms and remodeled kitchen & bathroom.  Cats are allowed with an additional pet deposit.  The building also features a free shared washer/dryer.  Rent is $389/month each for 2 people ($778 total).

Visit the WsYOU website for the full listing (550 W 9th St #5), complete with additional pictures, floor plan, and full virtual tour!

Showings are available Monday through Friday, 10AM-6PM.  Showings may be available at other times and on weekends by request.  For the best in Winona student housing and the most beautiful Winona apartments in town, visit our full list of current offerings by visiting the WsYOU Address List. Whether you’re looking for a Winona apartment or a vacation-style rental in Fountain City – WsYOU is your home for all your student housing needs!

CONTACT US: Email or call 507-454-4444, or text 507-274-7143 for more information or to set up a showing.

Storage Units & Garages for Rent

Starting at $25 per month.  Various sizes, including 6’x6’, 8’x8’, and 8’x12’.  Central locations available including availability at the World Famous Quad 2.0 (307 W 10th St).  Lock with your own lock and key for added security.  Short and long-term leases available.  Learn more here and reserve yours today.

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Have a wonderful week in Winona!

Cody & Reid

Winona Student’s Social Calendar is a publication of WsYOU/Bluff City Properties, LLC.  Written and edited by Cody Anderson, President & Reid Kruegel, WSU Business Intern.

Please send any questions regarding Winona Student’s Social Calendar or Winona off-campus housing to or call 507-454-4444.

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