Winterfest and Winter Carnival Weekends

By: Crissi

 Over the last two weekends, the University of Rochester has embraced the snowy weather Great ice sculptureand hosted Winterfest Weekend and Winter Carnival Weekend.  Here at the UniverSmoressity of Rochester indoor events included and Iron Chef Challenge, hosting Comedian B.J. Novak from The Office and even an indoor ice-skating rink was created.  Outside in the snow, there was even more to experience from ice sculpture carving demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides along the river, visiting with sled dogs, and roasting marshmallows over an open fire to enjoy s’mores.  To the right is an ice sculpture of Rush Rhees Library with the UR Mascot atop.


Simon hosted its own four-day Winter Carnival Skithe weekend before Mid Terms to loosen up the students and bring the community together.  Thursday, February 5th the GBC hosted a Happy Hour with dinner at a local bar and restaurant; Friday, after studying of course, Simon took over a outdoor ice-skating rink for some late night fun; Saturday was a Ski Trip to Hunt Hollow Resort where students, staff and faculty of all skill levels hit the slopes with skis, Plungesnowboards and snow shoes; and Sunday held the annual Polar Plunge, a charity event which Simon always has a participating team.  The winters in Rochester might be cold, but there are plenty of things to do. 


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