Thursday, October 29, 2015

Looking for Some Passionate Outdoor Enthusiasts!

It's that time of year again when we need some more hands on deck. If you or anyone you know enjoys the outdoors or outdoor fashion we could use your help this holiday season! Come join us for an adventure this holiday season! Visit our website for an application.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Charley Harper SmartWool has arrived!

Charley Harper fall 2015 SmartWool products have arrived and they are beautiful! We've been so excited to see them in person since ordering them last fall. If you're not familiar with the Artist Charley Harper google him. Amazing work especially in our opinion with his animal artwork. SmartWool has partnered to make gorgeous socks, sweaters, hats and Christmas stockings using his artwork. Come check them out before they're gone! Limited quantities!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Resale this Sunday!

Join us at Tyrol Basin's Ski and Snowboard Resale this Sunday, Oct. 25th. 15% of proceeds support the Tyrol Basin Ski Patrol. We'll see you at the hill!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Vote to donate $25k to the Ice Age Trail!

The Ice Age Trail Alliance needs your vote! In partnership with the American Hiking Society, Michelob ULTRA is donating $25,000 grants to two deserving trails. Let's support WI and our Ice Age Trail system! Click here to cast your vote!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Ladies Night next Wednesday!

Get excited for Fontana Sports Fall Ladies Night which is already coming up next week on Wednesday, October 21st from 5 - 7 pm! Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded outdoor friends, brand representatives and Fontana Sports staff while enjoying free wine, cheese and great deals on the best apparel and gear. Learn how to get involved with local organizations as well as upcoming events and lessons from Fontana Sports. Event is being held at our Westside Location - 231 Junction Rd., Madison, WI.

Event Highlights:
- The North Face Thermoball Fashion Show & Try On Event
- Birkenstock Trunk Show
- Patagonia Enviro Talk by Tech Rep Sara Nelson
- Meet & Greet with local organizations (Ice Age Trail Alliance, River Alliance of WI, Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo)
- Door prize drawings every 15 minutes including one lucky lady winning a (ski) wax job!
- Gift for each lady in attendance (SmartWool socks for the first 50 ladies!)
Kristin from Humble Yoga will be there as well instructing a 10 minute yoga demo. One lucky participant will win a prAna Eco Yoga Mat valued at $60.00! All you have to do for a chance to win is participate!

Whether you've only got 10 minutes or all the time in the world, yoga can help you slow down and appreciate your journey. By lengthening your inhalation and exhalation you bring yourself into the present moment. Establishing a regular yoga practice will help reduce stress, lubricate joints, lengthen muscles, and so much more. So whether you're brand new to yoga or and old yogi, join me in taking 10 minutes to explore what your mind and body have to offer.

We hope you'll join us and if you'd like to learn more about our Fall Ladies Night please click here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Reel Rock 10 Tour coming to Madison!

Reel Rock 10 Tour
Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 PM
Marquee at Union South, 1308 West Dayton, Madison WI 53715

Fontana Sports is sponsoring a FREE showing of the Reel Rock 10 Tour. Founded in 2006, the REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. REEL ROCK shows are high energy, community events that go beyond mere film screenings to include prize giveaways, athlete and filmmaker appearances, non-profit fundraising, and a party atmosphere.  In its landmark 10th year, from big walls to big moves, REEL ROCK 10 features athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter. Music: It's On by Teen Girl Scientist Monthly. This year's tour boasts an eclectic program that will get you psyched! Click here to view the trailer!

Monday, October 12, 2015

It's almost here - SKI & SNOWBOARD SEASON!

We had a great group of our finest Ski and Snowboard Brand Representatives stop by today to clinic our staff. It's a long day for everybody as they sit through about 6 hours of classes. Well worth it though so we are as up to date as possible for our customers! Lows in the 30's this week in Wisconsin... we don't want to jinx it, but could snow be just around the corner?! We hope so! We're already looking forward to getting out on the slopes again this year!

We've got a new Downhill Ski lease program this year. For more info click here. 
We also have a full service Ski and Snowboard Shop located at our westside. Lots of information can be found here about services offered. Come visit us before the snow flies so you're ready to make the most of the season!

Monday, October 05, 2015

Support the IATA at the Wisconsin Fall Colors Run October 24th!

Who else loves the fall in Wisconsin? We think it's one of the most beautiful times of the year. Join us  on the Ice Age Trail on the Gibraltar Segment in Lodi on Saturday, October 24th. Enjoy the fall colors seen along the bluffs on this run! $10 from each registration will go directly to the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin Fall Colors on the scenic Ice Age Trail!
No, we will not be throwing any color powder on you...this is just a good old fashioned trail run on a beautiful (but challenging) segment of the Ice Age Trail. You will enjoy amazing views of Lake Wisconsin and Devils Lake from the top of the bluffs and finish in the valley right next to the Merrimac Ferry Landing. Three distances available so no matter your age or ability we've got an event for you: 2 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk (not timed), 4 Mile Run/Walk, or 8 Mile Run.
The event fee goes up in five days so now is the time to get signed up! This will be the second year of the event and we're excited for all the new things we've added! Please click here for more information and to get signed up. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Another Beyond PSIA L3 course in the books!

 Thanks to Bill Davis for teaching another informative PSIA course last night! Thanks to all in attendance as well. Bill is a great teacher and has a wealth of knowledge to share. We are already so excited to get some snow and get out on our skis this winter!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Earn your Girl Scout Brownie Hiking Badge with Fontana Sports!

We had such a great afternoon yesterday teaching a group of Girl Scouts about hiking. The program took place at Indian Lake County Park in Waunakee. We had a beautiful day and a great group of Brownies. If you know a Girl Scout interested in earning her Hiking Badge we have two more courses coming up this fall.  Click here for more info!