Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a week full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer. Join us on the tundra of North Liberty January 28 through February 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Some events do require registration, snag your spot here.

All events subject to change pending weather.

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Photo Booth

Photo Booth

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Penn Meadows Park

Get a picture before or after you take on the challenge of the 5K-ish Obstacle Run and our other winter activities at the GEICO photo booth. A special guest will also be around for a meet-and-greet!

Obstacle Run

5K-ish Obstacle Run

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

The 5K-ish Obstacle Run is a fun run with over a dozen obstacles! Runners will complete the course around the tundra of Penn Meadows Park, executing the obstacle challenges on loops one and three and only running on the second loop.…

Curling Tournament

Curling Tournament

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Penn Meadows Park

Join Cedar Rapids Curling in Penn Meadows Park for a rare opportunity to compete in a curling bonspiel (tournament) on an outdoor rink! Here is your opportunity to embrace the fun of being on the ice and beat your winter blues…

Bags Tournament

Freeze Your Bags Off

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Organized by the North Liberty Recreation Center, join us in Penn Meadows Park Tundra on Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. for a Freeze Your Bags Off cornhole tournament! Let’s see if you can beat the weather and the competition! Register through the…

Snowmobile Rides

Snowmobile Rides

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Have you ever wanted to feel the wind in your face while riding a snowmobile? This year we're giving you that chance. Weather pending, join the Iowa Snowdrifters for supervised rides around the tundra of Penn Meadows Park. There is no…

KICK Winter in the Snow BALL

KICK Winter in the Snow BALL

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Put together a team of nine to twelve players and register for the KICK Winter in the Snow BALL tournament taking place on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Penn Meadows Park Tundra. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration is…

Broomball

Broomball Tournament

February 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Penn Meadows Park

If you can swing a stick and hit a ball YOU can play Broomball! Snag one of the limited spots at the bottom of this page. Must be 16 years or older to participate. Registration is broken out into three…

Fat Tire Bike Rides

Fat Tire Bikes

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Our friends at Sugar Bottom Bikes will have a variety of fat tire bikes to ride through their course in Penn Meadows Park between 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Riders ages 14 and up can borrow a bike, take…

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Take advantage of the Penn Meadows Park 100-foot by 115-foot outdoor ice rink installed on top of the tennis courts! Bring your own skates or check skates out from our Beat the Bitter volunteers at no cost at the entrance…

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