The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement partnered with University Campus Advocates for last week’s “Snow Games on the Oval” on Jan. 25. The event was an opportunity for campus students to join host groups for winter activities on the Oval from 3 to 5 p.m.
The Game Den in the University Center supplied skates for students to rent and use on the ice rink in front of Main Hall, which Cale Patenaude, director of the Game Den, personally shoveled and prepared for students before the event kicked off.
Greek life students mingled around the campus fire pits along the edge of the
ice rink on the northeast end of the Oval throughout the evening. Students took turns sitting in the outdoor chairs to swap out everyday shoes for ice skates.
Cody Lynch was the first person to go out on the ice as many students watched
to make sure it was clear to skate. Lynch described the ice as “a bit bumpy, but nothing too bad” and soon after, many students joined in.
One of the campus advocates, Courtney Veno, brought her sister Lindsey to the event. Even after Lindsey fell on the ice and Courtney burst into laughter seeing her panic, both enjoyed the experience.
Lacey Zinke, the Fraternity and Sorority Involvement director, hopes to plan another day of skating on the Oval for students to come out to mingle with Greek life later in mid-February, as long as the weather permits.