Clubs collaborate for winter carnival
This weekend marks the second annual Winter Carnival. The Student Government Association (SGA) revived the long time College tradition last year.
Six different clubs have worked with SGA this year to make the weekend a success.
There will be a broomball tournament on Johnson Pond hosted by iPlay on Saturday, February 13. Teams of five will play without substitutes so that everyone stays nice and toasty out in the cold.
"It was an enormous success last year, and those involved thought it was the best event of the year. We're praying for the same good weather this year," Elizabeth Disney '10, president of iPlay, says.
The Colby Outing Club (COC) will host several trips. "We are having a telemark ski clinic on Saturday at Sugarloaf, an ice climbing trip on Saturday which is co-led by the Colby Mountaineering Club (CMC), Nordic ski race with prizes on Friday afternoon and a possible snowshoe hike on Sunday," Anders Nordblom '10 says. Additional trips can be found on the COC's website.
The Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) will be coordinating volunteer opportunities downtown. "Transportation will be departing from Colby at 10 a.m. on Saturday to bring groups to Barrels Community Market, Ken-A-Set and the Hinkley Library so that students can donate a few hours of their time. Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire, or show up at the Eustis parking lot a few minutes before 10 a.m.," Jess Boyle '12, CVC assistant director, says.
Winter Ball is a chance for all the ladies and gents to flaunt their glamour. The semi-formal event, held on Saturday at 10 p.m., is co-hosted by the Student Programming Board (SPB) and the theme will be the Snow Ball.
For all those sledding enthusiasts, Julie Achenbaum '10 is heading up a sledding competition on Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. "The sledding contest's rules are similar to those of the Johnson Pond Regatta in that you must build your own sled using anything except for parts from a regular sled. During the race, you must have at least two people on your sled at once. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place," she says, but everyone can enjoy hot cocoa after the race.
And last but most certainly not least, there will be a snow sculpture-building contest. It will be held on Saturday and co-hosted by Alumni Relations.