Release Date: January 7, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The holidays are over, but there’s still plenty of winter cheer to go around.
This Saturday, the UBThisWinter Carnival will treat students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families to hot cocoa, prize giveaways, ice skating and all manner of winter fun.
What: UBThisWinter Carnival
When: Saturday, Jan. 10, from 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Student Union on UB’s North Campus in Amherst (see building No. 28 on this map). An outdoor Student Activities ice rink will be in operation nearby, weather permitting.
Why: The UBThisWinter Carnival is one way that the UB community — including students from outside the state and the country — is embracing the Buffalo winter.
Activities are expected to include carnival games, miniature golf, arts and crafts, basketball free throws, window painting, ice skating and more.
The carnival is part of UB’s winter session, which runs Jan. 5-23 and offers courses, study abroad programs and volunteer, community service and other activities to engage the UB community in the weeks between fall and spring semesters.
In addition to attending the carnival, UB students, faculty, staff and their families can take advantage of free ice skating — including free skate rentals — at the new Canalside rink from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18.
The events are meant to “promote the beauty of winter,” says Matt Blum, director of summer/winter enrollment in the Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. “We’re trying to enhance the culture and embrace winter.”
Hosts: The carnival is sponsored by UBThisWinter, UB Wellness and Work-Life Balance, UB Athletics, UB International Student and Scholar Services and Outdoor Pursuits.