Now Accepting U of O Winter Games Cheerleader Nominations!

In the true spirit of community fun and recognition, the University of Okoboji Winter Games Committee is giving the public the opportunity to nominate deserving individuals to serve as 2019 Winter Games cheerleaders.  Nominations are required to be residents of Dickinson County and be at least 18 years of age. A deserving nominee should exhibit:

  • a ready smile, generous heart and good nature
  • an enthusiasm for all that our U of O campus has to offer and
  • a sincere desire to give their time and talent to enhance the quality of life in the Iowa Great Lakes Area


Eight cheerleaders will cheer, cheer, cheer for all who attend and compete in the fun during the 39thAnnual University of Okoboji Winter Games January 24-27, 2019. Voting for the cheerleaders will held from 9 AM – 7 PM on Thursday, January 3rdand from 9 AM – 6 PM on Friday, January 4th. This will be held in the office of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce located at 243 W Broadway in Arnolds Park.


Nomination forms are available at www.uofowintergames.comunder the “Cheerleader” tab or at the Chamber office in Arnolds Park. The deadline for nomination forms is at 5 PM on January 1st, 2019.


Cheerleader Nomation Form 2019

Winter Games: Registration and Apparel Available!

REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! Get signed up for your favorite events from broomball to chess. Visit for a printable registration form or access to online registration. Forms can also be picked up at the IGLA Chamber office at 243 West Broadway  in Arnolds Park. Gather your friends and family today, as certain events have a limit on the number of teams or participants!


CLOTHING IS NOW AVAILABLE! You can stop in to the IGLA Chamber in Arnolds Park office or The Three Sons in Milford to pick up your favorite items. Clothing can also be purchased and shipped online at


For more information and updates regarding Winter Games, visit or find us on Facebook at “University of Okoboji Winter Games.”

Promoter Level Members

Thank you to our Promoter Level Members: Avera Medical Group – Lakes Family Practice, Black Hills Energy, Consumers Lumber, Crazy Bob’s Foods, Community First Broadcasting, Dowden-Hinn Realtors, Exit Realty Midwest, Fareway, Fillenwarth Beach Resort, Lakes Regional Healthcare, Mayline-Safco, Outrigger, Polaris Industries, The State Bank, The Three Sons, Village West, and Walker Insurance.

Iowa Navy Commodores

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and get more involved in your community? Become an Iowa Navy Commodore!

The mission of the Commodores is to generate enthusiasm, promote membership, and portray a wholesome quality of life in the lakes area throughout the year. They are ambassadors for area businesses and organizations that assist with everything from Chamber events and Business After 5s to ribbon cuttings that welcome new businesses and chamber members.

Check out the current roster below. This is the fantastic group of individuals you would get to know through your Commodore involvement.

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, email today!




Check out what they have been up to!