For the third consecutive year, the Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament has been canceled. In 2019 and 2020 the tournament was canceled because the ice wasn't thick enough. This year, the tournament has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 150 two-man teams were expected to participate this year.

This is one of the largest ice fishing tournaments in the country. Participants come from multiple different states in the U.S. and provinces in Canada. Tom Knutson, the event's organizer, said it was difficult getting a permit for the event with the state's current restrictions.

“I argued that it is not a party … this is ice fishing. I believe it is the perfect social distance winter sport."

This years tournament may be canceled, but plans for 2022 are already in motion.

Do you feel like your mood changes depending on the season? According to YouGov, 48% of us think it does. Believe it or not, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a thing and it affects more people than you may think. Some of us find fall and winter the most difficult to get through. I'm not going to lie, I find it hard to get through the winter season. That's why it's important to keep yourself busy with winter activities.

Even though the Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament has been canceled, there's tons of winter activities to keep you busy. Why not give snowshoeing a try? If you're someone who likes to get out and hike, the snow doesn't have to stop you. Or give skiing or snowboarding a try! I just started snowboarding and I'm not going to lie, it's really hard but it's a lot of fun!

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