I Hate Winter weekend takes over Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D. - It may be winter but it's all about summer during the I Hate Winter weekend at Northern State University in Aberdeen. The Wolves wrestling and men's and women's basketball teams will be home for five match-ups over three days. The I Hate Winter activities started Thursday when the wrestling team hosted St. Cloud State. They run through Saturday though.

The men's and women's basketball teams will host the University of Sioux Falls with the doubleheader starting at 6:00 PM at Wachs Arena. The men's basketball team will wear gold shoelaces during the game to spread awareness about pediatric cancer research.

On Saturday, the men's and women's basketball teams will play Southwest Minnesota State starting at 4:00 PM at Wachs Arena. The men are hosting a men's basketball reunion, and the 1998 Elite Eight will be recognized during halftime of the game.

Both days will include hot tubs alongside the court, a free photo booth, Hawaiian leis, and a beach balled tossed around the arena. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students.