Curling. Poutine. Ice-skating. Live music. Those are some of the highlights of this year’s Winter Fest, in which students, faculty, staff and families kick off the semester with a celebration of New England’s coldest season. This year’s festival also featured interactive activities, such as a 30-foot inflatable slide and ice-sculpting demos. And there was hearty food, too, and plenty of it. Check out our event photos below.   

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Three children pose for a photo inside a giant blow up snow globe.

There are always plenty of photo ops at Winter Fest, including climbing inside this life-sized snow globe.


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Four college students pose for a photo inside a giant blow up snow globe.

The snow globe is for big kids too!


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A photographer takes a photo of a large group of college students.

There's room for everyone on the “ski lodge.”


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Four young women, balancing plates of food, hold up copies of a photo of the four of them from the Winter Fest photo booth.

A photo of four students holding a photo of (the same) four students. Things are getting very meta here at Winter Fest.


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Samples of food from winter fest: poutine, glazed donuts, and waffles.

A sampling of the menu: top row (left to right) poutine (a Canadian dish that typically consists of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy); dumplings with kimchi; bottom row (left to right): a glazed chocolate donut from the Donut Wall; Belgian pearl sugar waffles.


 

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Students line up at one of the food stations during Winter Fest.

The food never disappoints at Winter Fest.


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A large group of students ice skating in Orr Rink.

Need a break from playing games, listening to music, or sampling all the sweet and savory options? Head on over to Orr Rink and lace up your skates!


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Three student, leaning on one another, hold up a roasted marshmallow.

Cooking s'mores at the firepit has become a tradition at Winter Fest.


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Two student, one flashing a peace sign, roast marshmallows over a firepit.


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Two children play inside a large blow up blue and purple slide.

Giant inflatable slide anyone?


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A young man appears at the bottom of a large blow up indoor slide.


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A young woman carries a hockey stick while playing a game at Winter Fest.

Winter Fest is a great time to brush up on your stickhandling skills.


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Several student play a game of curling on synthetic ice.

It's never too late to try your hand at curling.


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Two students play a game of curling.


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Audience members waves to the band performing on a stage.

Musical entertainment was provided by Filosphy, LA’s premiere up-and-coming Asian American a cappella group, composed of over 20 artists in rotation whose goal is to further promote Asian representation through live performance.