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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 the day. Check here what each location has available for you to rent out at no cost to you along with details about each location.

Chippewa Valley Museum

Hours

Tuesday: 5-8 PM
Wednesday-Saturday: 12-5 PM

How long can I have the gear?

Customers may keep their gear until staffing hours end. 

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"

Pinehurst Park

To help navigate the abundance of fun winter recreation opportunities at Pinehurst Park, check out this map and this blog that highlights why Pinehurst Park is the ultimate winter wonderland.

Hours

Pinehurst Park is open to visitors 6 AM-11 PM daily but is only staffed and attended during the hours listed below from December 26th until the last weekend in February:

Monday - Friday: 4 PM-7 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 12 PM-7 PM
When school is out: 12 PM-7 PM

How long can I have the gear?

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

Gear Available
  • Hockey/sledding helmets
  • Sleds
  • Snowshoes
  • Broomball
  • Kubb
  • Soft pucks
  • Hockey sticks

Altoona Public Library

Hours 

Monday - Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
Friday 9 AM-6 PM
Saturday 9 AM-5 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 checkout. 

Gear Available
  • Snowshoes
  • Ice fishing kit

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library

Hours

Monday-Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
Friday-Saturday 9 AM- 6 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 Driver's License to check out gear from this location.

Gear Available
  • 20 snowshoe kits (includes snowshoes, trekking poles, a snowshoe book, and laminated maps)
  • 1 Kubb kit
  • Ladder Ball