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Winter Fest: What to know and how to go

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On Saturday, Jan. 22, Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL), University Activities Board (UAB) and several other organizations are coming together to host Winter Fest to kick off the new semester. 

What is Winter Fest and what is included?

Winter Fest is an event with several different winter-based activities such as indoor ice skating, crafts, photoshoots, food and hot chocolate tables. Everything will be free, except the soup and bread bowls which can be paid for beforehand with meal plans and Raider Cash. 

The event will be held within the Student Union. At least 70-80 pairs of ice skates will be provided for everybody that wishes to skate on artificial ice in the center of the Apollo Room.

“Some of the exciting things that are happening [is that] we’re having an ice sculpture created outside by the same folks that do Winter Fest at Kings Island, but they’re going to make a Rowdy Raider,” Debbie Lamp, SIL Associate Director, said.

What organizations are participating?

There will be several organizations helping with finances and setup. One of these organizations is the Residential Community Association (RCA).

RCA, according to President Ramata Ngaide,  will be doing a movie in the Discovery Room of the Student Union. The movie is the newly released “Dune.”

The campus bookstore is helping by providing the hot chocolate table and Chartwells is involved with the soups and bread bowls. 

Tabletop Club is also participating by bringing some of their games. The pool tables, ping pong tables and climbing wall will also be open during Winter Fest.

“I just started my director position right before break with UAB, but this is my first event where I’m in the director position and I’m excited to just get it all kicked off,” Isabelle Rice said.

Is there a way to volunteer?

As of this moment, Lamp knows they will need volunteers for setting up and during the event, but they are currently not signing up volunteers. 

Additional information about Winter Fest will be available on two tabling days: Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hangar and Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Union Marketplace.