How to Kubb in the Winter

It’s winter! But just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean that you’ve lost the Kubb bug. How can you keep Kubb going during the colder season? Try these ideas out!

Set up your own indoor practice area

If you have a basement, a spare room, or a heated garage, winter can be a great time to practice your skills. Get some carpet and make a wood barrier to keep everything contained. No matter where you are you can find a way to practice your skills.

Paul Weakland of the Kubb Squirrels has a small mat to practice his inkasting.

Phil Dickinson used his chair at a hotel for some indoor inkasting.


Just go outside anyway

A lot of Kubb players are used to the weather, they’ve lived with it their whole lives! You can just go outside an play in the snow for a different kind of Kubb experience, the Kubbs will easily stick right where you land them.

You can also shovel your yard for a more authentic summer Kubb experience.

Winter Tournaments

For some, the Kubb season never ends. There are a few winter Kubb tournaments that have a great turnout and can be very competitive.

Skuffle For The Shovel 1 v. 1 – January – Concord, NC

Captain Ken’s Loppet Kubb Tournament – February – Minneapolis, MN

Ely Winterfest – February – Ely, MN

Indoor Facilities

There may be an indoor sports facility near you that could accommodate your Kubb needs.

Eau Claire Kubb League plays sand kubb at an indoor volleyball facility.
Be Creative! Norman’s All-Stars, in Wauwatosa, WI, has an indoor Kubb league at Big Head Brewery.

Watch Youtube Videos

There are a lot of Kubb videos on Youtube, just search for Kubb! Be careful to look for technique and strategies. We recommend these channels:

Kyle Weakland has a lot of videos from Ohio tournaments and the Kubb Squirrels from Ohio
John Oman has many Kubb videos from Chaska Kubb and their trip to the 2016 World Championship
Game of Throws, a documentary about two of the top U.S. Kubb teams preparing for the 2013 U.S. Championship

Plan Your Summer Kubb Tournament Schedule

Winter is a great opportunity to plan a summer Kubb Vacation! Most tournaments are in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Including the U.S. National Championship and the World 1v1 Championship hosted by Chaska Kubb Club, but if you’re looking to branch out and play Kubb in other parts of the country, look into sunny Los Angeles and the West Coast Championships, the beautiful Queen City and the Kubb Spring Fling, and certainly you’ll want to visit Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame City, for the Ohio Kubb Championship!

The best list of Kubb tournaments scheduled in the United States is at Wisconsin Kubb and Kubb United

Plan Your Own Tournament or Event (spend your whole winter working out all the details)

This might be a good time to start planning your existing or soon to be tournament. Start working out the details, the who, what, where, why, and when.

Who: Who will come to your event? Ask around! Check with other kubb players, ask your friends and family. See if there is enough interest.
What: What kind of event? A round robin or Klassic style tournament? A Scramble? Maybe you just want to plan a big Kubb party!
Where: Will you hold it in your back yard? Maybe you’ll rent a local park? Don’t forget to look for a partnership, maybe you can team up with a local non-profit group to hold a fundraiser?
Why: Why are you holding the event? Do you want to raise money to benefit a charity? or maybe you just want to spread the game to a new city or state?
When: Don’t forget the date, and check to see if another kubb or similar event might lure potential players away from your event.

Read about Kubb

Sometime winter is a great time to just stay inside and read. Luckily there are Kubb resources to help you stay mentally ready for more Kubb.

Kubbnation Magazine
, the premier yearly online Kubb magazine in the world, comes out in January right when you need it most!

Check out Mastering Kubb written by one of the Kubb Masters Phil Dickinson

And of course, don’t forget to read all the newest articles on


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