A few weeks ago Director of Student Activities Anthony Manno dropped hints that there will be a surprise event this winter dealing with gingerbread houses. The details are out: The first 10 teams of three that sign-up get to partake in the competition, and it’s part of the Student Activities Board’s push to explore new ideas and provide an enjoyable winter for Hillsdale College students.
Bon Appétit is supplying all of the gingerbread-making materials for the contestants, and the competition will take place in A.J.’s Café this Friday.
“I really feel like this is what I was born to do, and why I was brought here to Hillsdale College,” junior Carson Burt said.
After Friday, Bill Lundberg and SAB have a slew of activities for peeps who dig the snow and peeps who prefer to stay indoors. For those who love the outdoors during the winter months, Bill Lundberg is offering cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Hayden Park. Students will also be able to ski and snowshoe with all new equipment purchased by the college.
“In the past it was so limited. We only had a few skis and four or five pairs of boots. You could only get a couple of people out at a time. Now, we have the potential for a large amount of people to get involved,” Lundberg said.
Not only is the quantity of equipment greater, the equipment is also very accommodative. There are 14 different sets of boots, with sizes ranging from size 6 in women’s to size 14 in men’s.
“We don’t want it to be a well-kept secret, “ Lundberg said.
The best way for students interested in skiing or snowshoeing to set up a time is to email Lundberg, who is at Hayden Park for much of the day.
Future SAB Winter Events
For those students not interested in bearing the freezing cold of a Hillsdale winter, SAB is planning a number of indoor events. In the last couple of years, Winterfest was one of the biggest events, but things are looking different this year. Instead of Winterfest, SAB is excited to introduce something new and unique. There is also SAB Karaoke on Thursday nights once a month beginning in December, and SAB bowling and roller-skating.
This year, the annual ski trip will be on Jan. 31. Student Federation has approved two buses to take a little over 100 students total. The cost will range from $30 – 35, which will cover the bus ride, rentals, and lift ticket. Over 100 students went last year, and this year students can re-live the experience, or partake in it for the first time.
Unfortunately, the ice rink will not be instituted this year, due to difficulties maintaining skateable ice outside in the Michigan winter.