Festival Committee

Enhance your participation with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival by joining the Festival Committee! Committee members are an integral part of the planning process for annual Carnival activities, from theme days to volunteer needs to Legend events.

To apply for any of the below coordinator roles – or if you would like to join the Festival Committee in a non-leadership role – please email a short bio about yourself and why you would be an asset to the team to info@spfhf.org.


Thank You 2022 Winter Carnival Planning Committee Members: 

Festival Co-Chairs: Marjorie & Christian Weinhagen
Dethroning: Pat Cosgrove
Family Day: Jennifer Battan
Hops & Hounds: Karen Boone
Ice Carving: Brent Reykdal & Dan Schneeman
Ice Fishing Tournament: Tim Gelking
Photography: Darrin Johnson
Royal Coronation: Brian Thomas May, Abby Patterson and Abby Hoglin
Scavenger Hunt: David Allison
Snow Sculpting: Neal Frantzen
Tax Collectors: Shelley Kowalczuk
Volunteers: OPEN

Available Positions:

Frozen Family Fun Night Coordinator

Build excitement around one of the Winter Carnival’s integral themes by incorporating new ideas into this fun theme night. Organize activities for children and families inside Landmark Center that may include appearances by Frozen’s Ana & Elsa, family-friendly entertainment, contests, games and more!

Frozen Bags Tournament Coordinator

Our “Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament” occurs on the final Friday and Saturday of Winter Carnival. 16 teams compete in single elimination tournaments, and the overall winner of each tournament wins prizes. The Frozen Bags Tournament Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the tournament.


Photographers help capture all the Winter Carnival events and moments. Photos are used for our website, future promotional events, and for the public to view.

Got an event idea that you want to chair?   

We are always open to new ideas!  Contact us at Info@spfhf.org