For the first time in the 22-year history of the Okoboji Winter Games, events this year will -not- be held atop the icy northwest Iowa lakes. Carol Caviness, spokeswoman for the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce, says the ice just isn’t thick enough for it to be safe. She says most of the events will be relocated to land.The games open next Friday, January 25th, and run through Monday, the 28th. So far, Caviness says no events have had to be cancelled — they’re just being moved.Events include go-kart racing, broomball, kite flying and snow softball. Caviness says the ice thickness is around eight inches and they’d prefer to have at least two feet of thickness for everyone to be safe.
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