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Winter Carnival

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February 6 - February 11, 2023

Cost: Free
Categories: Outdoor UW & HoofersOther

Community & Campus Events to Brighten Your Winter

The Wisconsin Union's Winter Carnival is a long-standing tradition. We are excited to uphold that tradition this year, by hosting time-honored events, as well as welcoming new additions. If you're planning to join us in person, please remember to bundle up! All events are subject to change.

Monday, 2/6

Flannel Day • Learn To Skate • Avalanche Awareness Workshop • Practicing Gratitude

Tuesday, 2/7

Mindful Snowshoeing • Mini Golf on IceFree Hot Chocolate  •  DIY Frozen Luminaries  •  Meet & Greet UWPD Mounted

Wednesday, 2/8

Warm Up with JLC • Family NightWinter Kiting • Open Mic Night 

Thursday, 2/9

Ice Fishing Derby • Ski & Snowshoe Among the Lights • Fire & Ice Skate Night • Canadian Maple Taffy Making 

Friday, 2/10

Connolly Classic Pond Hockey Tournament • Lady Liberty • Snow BallIce Climbing ExhibitionLive ConcertsIce Boat Foundation and the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club Exhibition

Saturday, 2/11

Lady LibertyRail Jam • Fireworks over Lake Mendota • Family Fun in Alumni ParkSecret Agent Scavenger HuntHearts For Valentine's DayLive Concerts  • Connolly Classic Pond Hockey TournamentDonation DriveIce Boat Foundation and the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club Exhibition

All Week

Free Hallway Art (2/6-2/10) •  Movies at the Marquee (2/8-2/11)

February 6 - February 11, 2023

Cost: Free
Categories: Outdoor UW & HoofersOther

*By attending the Carnival, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever.

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
7
12 - 9 pm Daily Feb 6 - 10
Memorial Union | Free
Make your own 3D snowflake with Wheelhouse Studios.
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Feb
7
12:30 - 1:30 pm Sold Out
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Join Rec Well for a relaxing, guided snowshoe outing on beautiful Lake Mendota.
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Feb
7
2:30 - 5:30 pm Sold Out
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Putt around and practice your short game on ice presented by Hoofer Sailing Club.
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Feb
7
5 - 7 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Enjoy hot cocoa on a cold day courtesy of the Senior Class Office.
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Feb
7
5 - 7 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Come down to Memorial Union and meet UWPD Mounted horses, Vetter & Rettke!
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Feb
7
6 - 8 pm Sold Out
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Get crafty this winter and make your own luminary presented by Hoofer Outing Club.
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Feb
8
12 - 3 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Fly a power kite with the Hoofer Sailing Club!
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Feb
8
12 - 9 pm Daily Feb 6 - 10
Memorial Union | Free
Make your own 3D snowflake with Wheelhouse Studios.
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Feb
8
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Grab a warm beverage courtesy of the Jones Leadership Center.
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Feb
8
5 - 6 pm
Course Fee Free Event, Pay for Rental of Equipment
Take your family outside this winter with Outdoor UW!
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Feb
8
6:30 - 9 pm
Union South | Free
Join WUD Film for a free Social Cinema screening: Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022), followed by a Q&A with Simon Balto and Stu Levitan!
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Feb
8
7 - 9 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Winter Carnival's edition of WUD Music Open Mic Night at the Memorial Union!
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Feb
9
12 - 5 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Participate in an ice fishing derby on Lake Mendota!
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Feb
9
12 - 9 pm Daily Feb 6 - 10
Memorial Union | Free
Make your own 3D snowflake with Wheelhouse Studios.
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Feb
9
1 - 3 pm
Memorial Union | Ticketed Free Event
Learn how to make a popular Canadian tradition with WUD!
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Feb
9

Fire & Ice Skate Night

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
5 - 7 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free Event, Pay for Rental of Equipment
Come dressed in your best fire or ice-themed outfit and have fun skating on the lake!
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Feb
9
5 - 7 pm Sold Out
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Conquer Lake Mendota on skis, snowshoes or on foot with Hoofer Outing Club!
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Feb
9
7 - 9 pm
Union South | Free
WUD Film presents a screening of Cabin in the Woods (2011).
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Feb
10
All Day Daily Feb 10 - 11
Memorial Union | Free
See a collection of iceboats representing the primary classes raced in the United States! -Photo credit to Donald P. Sanford
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Feb
10
10 am - 5 pm Daily Feb 10 - 11
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
What good is a frozen lake if you don't play hockey on it? Join us for the Connolly Classic presented by Rec Well.
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Feb
10
12 - 9 pm Daily Feb 6 - 10
Memorial Union | Free
Make your own 3D snowflake with Wheelhouse Studios.
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Feb
10
3 - 5 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Learn the basics of ice climbing with Hoofer Mountaineering Club!
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Feb
10

Lady Liberty

Other
4 - 7 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Snap a photo with Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota Feb. 10 & 11!
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Feb
10
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Union South | Free
WUD Film presents a screening of Fargo (1996).
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Feb
10

Snow Ball with Hoofer Sailing Club

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
7:30 - 11:30 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Dance the night away with Hoofer Sailing Club!
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Feb
10
9 - 11 pm
Union South | Free
WUD Film presents a screening of Cabin in the Woods (2011).
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Feb
11

Lady Liberty

Other
8 am - 10 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Snap a photo with Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota Feb. 10 & 11!
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Feb
11
11 am - 2 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee Free
Brave the winter weather to help Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs) track down a rogue secret agent!
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Feb
11
11 am - 3 pm
Experience Alumni Park during the winter season with family-friendly events!
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Feb
11
12 - 3 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Join Alternative Breaks in donating for The Road Home Dane Co.
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Feb
11
12:30 - 4 pm
Memorial Union | Free
Learn how to make art with heart at Wheelhouse Studios.
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Feb
11

Rail Jam

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
1 - 7 pm
Memorial Union | Course Fee $10.00 rider registration
Come watch or compete against the Midwest’s best freestyle snowboarders and skiers!
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Feb
11
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Union South | Free
WUD Film presents a single screening of Ikiru (1952).
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Feb
11
7 pm
Terrace at Memorial Union | Free
Celebrate Winter Carnival with fireworks at 7pm over Lake Mendota!
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Feb
11
9:30 - 11:30 pm
Union South | Free
WUD Film presents a screening of Fargo (1996).
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Feb
12

Sledding on the Terrace

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
12 - 4 pm
Terrace at Memorial Union | Free
Ever wondered what it's like to sled on the Terrace? Now's the chance to find out!
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