Thursday, March 31, 2016

Win a $100 Fontana Sports Gift Card & Get your Photo on!

How would you like to win $100 Fontana Sports Gift Card AND have your photo featured on! Share an original photo of you doing your favorite spring or summer outdoor sport on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag “‪#‎OutdoorPhotoContest‬” and tag “@FontanaSports” to be entered to win! There will be 3 winners - 2nd place will win a $50 gift card & 3rd place a $25 gift card!

Visit our Facebook page for more info and to find out about all the other awesome things we've got going on!

*Sharing a photo constitutes your agreement for Fontana Sports to use it on their website if you’re a winner. Gift card can be used in-stores or online. No limit to entries. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm CST April 15, 2016. Winners announced on April 18, 2016.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

April Events & Clinics!

Scout Week – April 4th – 10th:
Fontana Sports Scout Week will recognize all Scouts with their Boy Scout or Girl Scout card by giving them 20% OFF ALL NON-SALE PURCHASES. We will also be offering FREE clinics, contests & events to Scouts during the week. Your Troop, Scout individuals and friends/parents of Scouts are invited to attend. Look for more info on the separate Scout Week in-store signage.

Backpacking Basics/How to Set Up Camp
Tuesday, April 5th at 6 pm/Westside location
Kelty and Slumberjack rep Shawn Thiele has years of experience with the best gear and he knows how to use it! If you are curious as to how to get started backpacking or just need some gear tips this is a great clinic for you. He will talk about how to properly fit and pack a pack as well as showcase some of the innovative new products Kelty has come out with. This is a free event.

Where to Backpack in the Upper Midwest  
Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00 PM/Downtown Location
Backpacker and Eagle Scout, Todd McMahon (aka Tman) discusses the different places in the Midwest to go backpacking ranging from weekend to weeklong backpacking trips. Everything from Devil’s Lake State Park to the Superior Hiking Trail, Ice Age Trail and North Country Trail. He’ll also touch on the ultra-light backpacking options and strategies he uses including backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, cooking kits, first aid kits and more. Google “I Saw Tman” to learn more. This is a free event.

10th Annual Fly Fishing Rendezvous –
Thursday, April 7th from 4 - 7 pm/Westside location
A freebie for all in attendance! We’ll have the latest greatest in fly fishing gear, factory reps on hand, River Alliance of Wisconsin will be giving a talk on “Threats to Wisconsin’s Trout Streams… and What Citizens Can do About Them”, fly tying demos, women's specific products, contests, snacks & beverages. Door prizes given away every 15 minutes! Put your casting skills to the test in the Rio Gold Distance Shoot Out. Get once a year special pricing that day only! This is a free event. We hope you’ll join us!

Intro to Nordic Walking
Wednesday, April 13th at 10 am/Downtown Location

Join Judith Hutchinson, trained Leki Instructor, as she shows you how to turn your walk into a total-body workout. Enjoy a nice walk outside while learning about the physical and mental benefits of Nordic walking. Please bring appropriate clothing and shoes for walking. Leki Nordic Walking poles will be provided. Space is limited. Contact Elizabeth at 608.662.9706 to reserve your space. This is a free event.

Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm/Westside Location

Before you head out on the water, be sure to learn the paddling basics. This class offers you an overview of info on Kayaks & Stand-up Paddleboards. Our expert staff will cover Equipment, Apparel, Trip Planning and Transportation. This is a free event.

Tuesday, April  26th, 4 – 6 PM
Wednesday, May 18th, 4-6pm
Thursday, June 16th, 4-6pm

Indian Lake County Park, Cross Plains
Have fun outdoors with Fontana Sports as you complete your Girl Scout Brownie Hiker Badge. Girls will receive their Girl Scout Brownie Hiker Badge at the program after learning more about the outdoors, making a trail snack and going on a hike. Cost of Program is $10.00 per girl.

Coming Up Next Month in May:

Headlamp Hustle 5K or 10K Trail Run/Walk supporting the Ice Age Trail Alliance
Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 7:30 pm/Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail, Cross Plains, WI
The Headlamp Hustle is all about having a great time & getting some exercise with other outdoor enthusiasts while raising funds for Ice Age Trail Alliance! Your registration includes a $10 donation to the IATA, T-shirt for the first 100 registrants, race bib, drawstring race bag, professional RFID timing, sports drink at the aid station, 1 beer in a Fontana Sports mug & trail snacks (fruit, energy bars, etc.) Weather Permitting there will be a bonfire & music going after event. Pre-registration is $45 before May 1st & is required.

STARTS MAY 12TH through 15th/Westside Location
We’re only doing 4 days this May for our Big Top Tent Sale! Come shop in our parking lot under the big top tent for great deals on all the products you love! Get in early for best selection!