After an unseasonably warm past couple weeks you may not believe it but Winter Carnival 2010 is just around the corner. Students are hoping that with the dropping temperatures and snow that this week is expected to bring, they will be able to get back to working on their snow statues and playing broomball. The official dates of Winter Carnival 2010 are February 3-6 and this year’s theme is “Games We Know Captured in Snow”. I’m sure most of you have heard or maybe even seen some of the great Winter Carnival activities, however, for those of you who may not know, Winter Carnival is more than just amazing, skillfully constructed snow statues, it is really a week of great fun!
This year’s Winter Carnival activities will begin this Saturday, January 30 with the Queen’s Coronation in the Rozsa Center from 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. During this time the eight Queen Candidates will perform a talent and take part in an onstage interview. Winter Carnival Queen 2010 will be chosen based on the interviews, talent performance, and a student vote. Student’s may vote for the candidate of their choice this Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building or Fisher Hall. The candidate crowned Winter Carnival Queen 2010 will have various responsibilities throughout Winter Carnival, including judging statues, attending events, and what would be my favorite part, riding the Zamboni at the hockey game against Minnesota Duluth. For more information about this year’s candidates check out the Queen’s page of the Winter Carnival website.
In addition, this weekend, to kick off the approaching Winter Carnival activities there will be two hockey games in which the Huskies will face off against Minnesota State. Friday nights game will begin at 7:07 p.m. and Saturday nights game will begin at 5:07 p.m. If your student is not too busy working on a snow statue or attending the Queen’s Coronation I recommend that they get their tickets to the game and go out and cheer on our Huskies!
Lastly, throughout this week there will be a variety of Winter Carnival Special Events that students can take part in. This week’s Special Events include the following:
Snow Volley Ice Fishing Cross Country Skiing
Ice Bowling Curling Skating
These special events are a lot of fun to participate in or to watch so I would encourage your student to go and see what Michigan Tech Winter Carnival is all about. For a complete listing of this week’s special events check out the Winter Carnival Schedule.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to email me. Check back for next week’s article, I will be writing about how this week’s Winter Carnival Activities went and what events are coming up with the Winter Carnival All-Nighter!