WinterFest Events

WinterFest 2017 Events

Week Long Events

Clue

Clues will be posted via Facebook throughout the week of WinterFest, there's a WinterFest Medallion hiding somewhere on campus be the first group to find it!

 

Friday, February 17

UP 200 Sled Dog Races Start
7:00 p.m., Downtown Marquette

A Marquette favorite, the UP 200 Sled Dog Race is a 240 mile race coordinated by the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association. Thousands of spectators line Washington Street to watch teams race off at the start. The race concludes Sunday in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. More information can be found at www.up200.org.

Saturday, February 18

 

WinterFest Formal Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Den

Come join us and dress up in your fancy clothes for a buffet style dinner, use your Meal Plan to get your dinner and dessert. Following dinner will be the Mr. & Ms. WinterFest Competition, and the WinterFest Formal. 

Mr. & Ms. WinterFest Competition, 7:30 p.m., Den

Come join us for a night of Wildcats competing for Mr. & Ms. WinterFest. There will be a talent portion, theme wear and formal wear!

WinterFest Formal, 8:30 p.m., Den

A night of dancing, photo booths and much more. Come join us from 8:30 p.m - 11 p.m. in Den for a fun night, so pull out those fancy dresses and dust off those Tuxedoes. Also to help your Hall or Student Organization we ask that you bring in food items for Cat Packs (the list is on the home page for WinterFest) and we will give you 5 points for every 10 items (with a max of 100 points)

Sunday, February 19

Human Sled Dog Races
1 p.m., Vandament

WinterFest tradition that was revived in 2008, the Human Sled-Dog Races challenge team's speed and creativity. Teams of five pull a rider along a course using either a store-bought or homemade sled. Past sleds have incorporated skis, a grocery cart and even a love seat. The location of the event will be outside on the backside of the Vandament.

Winter Obstacle Course
will follow immediately after Human Sled Dog Races., Vandament

 

Returning for the third year is the Winter Obstacle Course. Teams of ten will make their way through a series of winter-themed tasks and the team that completes the course the fastest will win.

Tug-Of-War
Will follow immediately after Obstacle Course., Outside the Vandament

Bringing together a childhood favorite and the snow/ice behind the Vandament, teams of 10 will compete in a single elimination tournament.

UP 200 Sled Dog Race Finish

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mattson Lower Harbor Park

 

Campus Cinema presents Alice in Wonderland

Watch the movie on the big screen in Jamrich 1100 at 6 p.m. Come win some WinterFest prizes. For every person that comes from your hall/student organization you will receive 1 point/person with a maximum of 100 points towards WinterFest. 

Women for Women Hair Drive

Join us in the Payne/Halvy Lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and donate 8" of hair to a great cause. 

 

Monday, February 20

NMU Ski and Snowboard Discount Day
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Marquette Mountain

NMU students can hit the slopes with deep discounts during the NMU Ski & Snowboard Discount Day. Hosted by Marquette Mountain, students with an NMU ID can purchase lift tickets for only $21. The discounts will be valid from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. each day.

Airband Competition
7 p.m., Jamrich 1100

Come perform or watch this exciting event! Groups will have a chance to be a rock star by reenacting  a band and performing one of their songs by lip singing with fake manmade instruments. You don't want to miss this fun event filled with singing, dancing, music, and laughter! The event will also be emceed by Double Trouble DJ's this year.

Tuesday, February 21

NMU Ski and Snowboard Discount Day
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Marquette Mountain

NMU students can hit the slopes with deep discounts during the NMU Ski & Snowboard Discount Day. Hosted by Marquette Mountain, students with an NMU ID can purchase lift tickets for only $21. The discounts will be valid from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. each day.​

Wednesday, February 22

Open Skate Night
6 - 9 p.m.

Come to Lakeview Arena from 7 - 10 p.m. for a night of ice skating! At this event you will have the chance to skate with Wildcat Willy, and NMU and Olympic athletes as well as your friends and family. There will be music provided by Double Trouble DJ's to skate along to, as well as free photos from a photo booth. Skate rentals are $3, but if you have your own skates, it is highly recommended that you bring those to skate with. This event is open to NMU students, faculty, staff, and the Marquette community. So grab a friend and make your way down to the ice rink for a night of fun!

 

Building Madness, Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

Thursday, February 23

Building Madness, Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

Friday, February 24

WinterFest Tailgate, in the grassy field between the Berry & the PEIF, infront of parking lot 60, next to the Student Entrance for Hockey Games, 5 - 7 p.m.

Come join us under the big white tent, we will have heaters to keep you warm, hot chocolate, & Double Trouble DJs. There will be Minute to Win it games, a Mad Hatter Hat Competition, Queen of Hearts cards will be hidden around the area for you to find and then win prizes, a sign competition (groups of students will incorporate Hockey & Alice in Wonderland into one sign). Your sign will be judged at the tailgate and you will win a prize and then bring them to the game to hold up during the game. Participate in our Minute to Win it games, Mad Hatter Hat competition, and our hidden Queen of Hearts competition and be a winner you will get a chance to hit a hockey puck with a lawn flamingo and win the Grand Prize!

Men's Hockey vs. Michigan Tech at 7:07 p.m., Berry Events Center

Building Madness, Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

Saturday, February 25

NMU Bus to MTU, Leaving at 3:30 p.m. from Magers/Meyland Parking Lot #11

Students can get a free ride to Michigan Tech for the Hockey Game. We have space for 100 students. Registration for a spot on the bus will start on Monday, February 6th at 8 a.m. in the Center for Student Enrichment (1205 University Center). You must sign up in person and can only sign yourself up. Also student tickets will cost $10 if you are riding the bus and you must bring your $10 when you come to sign up. Students wanting to ride the bus must be getting tickets through the Special Events Committee and not buying tickets for a different section. You will get your ticket when we unload the buses at Tech. If you drive you may leave your car in Lot #11 till we get back & you won't get a ticket!

Men's Hockey, 7:07 p.m. at Michigan Tech vs. Michigan Tech

Building Madness, Forest Roberts Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Students will get discounted tickets for $3. 

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