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UMaine Winter Carnival Planned for Feb. 12

Justina DeMott, (207) 581-1790 or justina.demott@umit.maine.edu

After a disappointing couple of years in snowfall and weather conditions, the UMaine Office of Campus Activities and Student Engagement is taking advantage of more traditional winter weather and is planning for Winter Carnival 2011.

Scheduled activities for the Saturday, Feb. 12 event include an ice-skating rink, a half-pipe and rail jam, snow sculptures, ice carving, live music, and food and beverages on the Mall. Students also will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most snow men or women built in one hour, according to Justina DeMott, a graduate assistant with Campus Activities and Student Engagement. All events are free and open to the public.

The Division of Student Affairs, which oversees Campus Activities, invites everyone for an exciting day of winter activities. The world record attempt begins at 2 p.m. All events precede a fireworks show, sponsored by Student Government, beginning at 5:45 p.m. prior to the Black Bears’ evening hockey game with the UVM Catamounts. Best viewing for the fireworks will be from Morse Field at Alfond Stadium.

Contact DeMott at (207) 581-1790 for additional information.

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