Winter Frolic is a tradition that happens every year in Hibbing , Minnesota . Winter frolic first started in 1973. The first king and queen to be crowned was Santi Amistad and Arnold Ellingson. Every year a winter frolic button is designed and sold by the candidates. Winter frolic is funded by the selling of these buttons and the sponsorship of various organizations.
Fun events and games take place every year during winter frolic. In this past year they held a Bean Bag Tournament where teams of two compete for the title. They also held a fishing contest which was ten dollars for adults, and children 12 and under were free.
“We do a lot of community events, such as: teen talk, button sales, skiing, sledding, rotary luncheon, and a few others. It is also a competition. We are judged by out of town judges. We all go walking in as a group, and then we go alone twice. There is also a question and answer part, where you walk around the room and answer questions from the four judges one at a time. The winners are then revealed at the coronation.” This was said in a recent interview.
 Interview with Mariah Wilson, Interview done on April 28, 2011