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Just Because It's Winter Doesn't Mean We Can't Play Outside!

The Wisconsin Union's Winter Carnival is a long-standing tradition. The Wisconsin Union Directorate, Wisconsin Hoofers and other campus partners challenge you to embrace the cold and go play outside!

When you need to warm up a bit, head inside! There will be plenty of events and warm drinks to enjoy. 

This year, Winter Carnival Is 7 Days of fun! 

February 3rd - February 9th

Location: Memorial Union

Cost: Free

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February 3rd | 4:00pm

Winter Carnival: Flannel Day

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Wear your flannel for special discounts on food at Memorial Union!

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February 4th | 12:00pm

Winter Carnival: Free Snowshoe Rentals

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Be Bold in the Cold and Go Snowshoeing!

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February 4th | 3:00pm

Winter Carnival: Virtual Reality Experience

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Almost as good as the real outdoors!

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February 5th | 6:00pm

Winter Carnival: Leave No Trace Workshop

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Learn how to travel, camp, and enjoy the woods while preserving our environment.

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February 6th | 4:00pm

Winter Carnival: Terrace Wonderland

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A winter wonderland complete with food, games, crafts, music and more on the Terrace!

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February 6th | 4:00pm

Winter Carnival: Lady Liberty

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Snap a photo with Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota Feb. 6-8!

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February 6th | 5:00pm

Winter Carnival: Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Hike

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Cross Lake Mendota on snowshoes or skis and warm up with a bonfire at Picnic Point!

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February 7th | 5:00pm

Winter Carnival: Free Art Friday

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Free Art Friday

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February 7th | 8:00pm

Winter Carnival: Snow Ball

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Dance the night away!

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February 8th | 8:00am

Winter Carnival: Broomball Tournament

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Broomball is back on Lake Mendota, presented by Rec Well!

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February 8th | 8:00am

Winter Carnival: Connolly Classic Pond Hockey Tournament

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What good is a frozen lake if you don't play hockey on it? The Connolly Classic is presented by Rec Well.

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February 8th | 12:00pm

Winter Carnival: Family Fun in Alumni Park


Bundle up the kids and come down to the park to enjoy the season! Presented by Alumni Park.

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February 8th | 3:00pm

Winter Carnival: Rail Jam

Terrace at Memorial Union
Come watch or compete against the Midwest’s best freestyle snowboarders and skiers!

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Restaurants Nearby

Strada

Memorial Union

Open Now

Tuesday: 11am to 8pm

Peet's Coffee

Memorial Union

Open Now

Tuesday: 7am to 9:30pm