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Gear Share in Eau Claire

Wintermission teamed up with Altoona Public Library, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Pinehurst Park, and Chippewa Valley Museum to offer Wisconsin residents and visitors winter gear for free through Wintermission's Gear Share Program. Each Gear Share location offers different equipment at different hours of they day. Check here what each location has available for you to rent out at no cost to you along with details about each location.

Pinehurst Park

Hours

Pinehurst will be actively distributing gear from December 26, 2020 until March 7, 2021. To help navigate the abundance of fun winter recreation opportunities at Pinehurst Park, check out this map.

Monday - Friday: 4 PM-7 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 12 PM-5 PM

How long can I have the gear?

There is no time limit. However, you must return gear before staff hours end.

Gear Available
  • 30 pairs of snowshoes
    • 10 Youth (25")
    • 10 Adult Medium (28")
    • 10 Adult Large
  • 10 sleds
  • 6 hockey sticks
  • 1 Kubb set
  • 12 soft hockey pucks

 

Little boy getting pulled on a sled at Pinehurst Park

Altoona Public Library

Hours 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 1PM-7 PM

How long can I have the gear?

1 Week. There are no holds. However, you must have a library card or Wisconsin Driver's License to check out gear from this location. Likewise, customers must be 18 years or older to sign a liability waiver required for check out. 

Gear Available
  • 8 pairs of snowshoes included with laminated maps and a basic snowshoeing book 
    • 1 pr Trekker 19" (50-90 LB.)
    • 2 pr Outbound 19" (50-90 LB.)
    • 1 pr Trekker 22" (90-130 LB.)
    • 2 pr Trekker 25" (130-210 LB.)
    • 1 pr Trekker 30" (180-250 LB.)
    • 1 pr Trekker 36" (250-300 LB.)
  • 1 ice fishing kit

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library

Hours

By appointment only Monday-Saturday 10 AM-4:50 PM

How long can I have the gear?

You can check out the gear for one month. However, you do need a library card or Wisconsin's Driver's License to check out gear from this location.

Gear Available
  • 10 snowshoe kits (includes snowshoes, trekking poles, a snowshoe book, and laminated maps)
    • 3 (19")
    • 2 (22")
    • 2 (25")
    • 2 (30")
    • 1 (36")
  • 1 ice fishing kit (includes fishing pole, auger, tackles box with assorted tackle, book, and backpack/chair carrying case)

 

Snowshoeing at Pinehurst Park

Chippewa Valley Museum

Gear Available
  • 6 pairs of snowshoes
    • 14 " with bag
    • 14" with bag & poles
    • 21" with bag
    • 21" with bag & poles
    • 21" with bag & poles
    • 30" with bag
  • Poles (2 pack) extends 26"-53"

Gear Share Locations

Plan ahead for your winter adventures in Eau Claire with this Gear Share Location Information.