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Published February 12, 2011, 12:10 PM

Vikings hold annual Arctic Blast on Mille Lacs

GARRISON, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are headed outdoors. For their annual snowmobile rally, that is.

GARRISON, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are headed outdoors. For their annual snowmobile rally, that is.

The 16th annual Arctic Blast event will be held this weekend again on Lake Mille Lacs (muh laks). Former and current players as well as assistant coaches, team officials and cheerleaders are scheduled to take part to help raise money for the Vikings Children's Fund. There is a slate of activities, giveaways and various points around the lake.

Phil Loadholt, Visanthe Shiancoe (vih-SAHN'-tee SHANK'-oh), Joe Webb, Kevin Williams and Pat Williams are among the current players scheduled to appear. Matt Blair, Joey Browner, Chris Doleman, Carl Lee and Jim Marshall are among the former players expected to attend.

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