Thursday, February 07, 2013

Winter Carnival is underway at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival is underway and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 10. This year’s comic book-inspired theme is  "Heroes and villains find their powers, in these frozen winter hours."

The All-Nighter began at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, and continues until 8 a.m., while students who have been working for a month on their statues share the music, food and fun of this night as they put finishing touches on their creations before the judging on Thursday.

In addition to the snow statues, Carnival activities and competitions range from basketball and hockey to skiing, curling, the Bigfoot snowshoe event, ice bowling, human dogsled races and more.

Saturday night wraps up with a torchlight parade down the University's ski hill, Mont Ripley, and the semi-formal Sno-Ball.

Click here for the schedule of events.

Parking for Winter Carnival

Parking is allowed without a permit in these areas:

Lot 9 (commuter lot by the Rozsa Center)
Lot 5 (graduate student lot by the Rozsa)
Lot 11 (near the Administration Building) Open at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8
Lot 27 (pay lot between the Administration Building and MUB)

Overnight parking -- you may park in Lot 9, the commuter lot by the Rozsa.
Lastly, there will be free parking at all metered areas.

Transportation Services will also expand its operations during Winter Carnival. In addition to the regularly scheduled shuttle, an additional shuttle will be made available for rides between the SDC, MUB and Daniell Heights from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Additionally, the City of Houghton Transit will be on campus during Winter Carnival, or you can use their on-demand service.

For any questions or comments regarding Winter Carnival parking regulations or shuttle bus service, please call Transportation Services at 487-1441 or Public Safety and Police Services at 487-2216.

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