Active Adventures

Becoming a Mascot at UMD

Active Adventures: Champ the Bulldog

DULUTH, Minn. – Champ the Bulldog is a staple at University of Minnesota Duluth athletic events and community gatherings. This week, FOX 21 got the chance to gear up with Champ. UMD Senior, Taylor Korum, is the lead Champ and has been a mascot at the university for five years. Korum is graduating this year and tells FOX 21 he’s…

Snowboarding on the Hills of Spirit Mountain

Active Adventures: Winter Sports

DULUTH, Minn. – Winter has arrived and the hills are ready for athletes at Spirit Mountain. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay and Natalie Froistad learned to snowboard. Snowboard instructor Charlie Barette showed William and Natalie the basics. They practiced a j-turn and a c-turn. To sign up for a lesson, or learn more information, head to…

Winter Fun on the Snowy Trails

Active Adventures: The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21 hit the snowy trails with The Duluth Experience. Dave Grandmaison, Co-Owner and CEO, took FOX 21’s William Seay snowshoeing for the first time. Grandmaison says they have tours for every season, including snowshoeing, fat tire biking, brewery tours, mountain biking tours and more. For more information on The Duluth Experience…

Staying Safe in Extreme, Cold Temperatures

Active Adventures: Gearing Up for Winter Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we focused on the extreme cold the Northland is experiencing. FOX 21’s William Seay went to Trail Fitters to talk with Assistant Manager Biagio Nigrelli. Nigrelli says it’s important to layer in these conditions and always be prepared to go outside. Nigrelli suggested wearing long underwear, proper boots for the occasion, buff…

Beating the Frigid Air at Superior Sands

Active Adventures: Sand Volleyball

SUPERIOR – This week the Northland has experienced extremely low temperatures and folks are trying to stay entertained while inside. So, for this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tried out sand volleyball. Superior Sands owner Kevin Holm says the sand volleyball courts are smaller than the hard courts because it’s harder to move around in the sand. Registration…