Syracuse goes for snow angel world record Feb. 18
Syracuse goes for snow angel world record Feb. 18January 31, 2006Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
On Saturday, Feb. 18, as part of Syracuse University’s Winter Carnival 2006 and the City of Syracuse’s Winterfest, students, faculty, staff and the greater Syracuse community are invited to SU’s Hendricks Field to help break the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels.
A record-setting attempt officially registered with the Guinness World Records authorities, the goal is to make 1,793 or more snow angels, which will pass the record of 1,792 set in Bismarck, N.D., in 2003.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Free parking will be available in the Standart parking lot. At 11 a.m. everyone will gather and drop at the same time in hopes of setting a new record.
Winter Carnival, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, will feature four days of winter activities, including human dog sled races, giveaways, displays, shows, cook-offs and more. Student chairs are Eric Crites, Liz Dwyer and Amanda Truglio. Staff chairs are Ellen King, director of student events, and Jennifer Bevilacqua, assistant director of student events.
“Students are delighted to be part of yet another partnership between SU and Syracuse, a sign of growing engagement between the University and the city,” says King.
Parking for Winter Carnival events throughout the four days will be available in the University paid visitor lots. For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Feb. 16Ice Sculpture Carving and Display 11-1 p.m., H.B. Crouse patioPreliminary Chili Cook-Off 11-1 p.m., H.B. Crouse patioWinter Carnival Giveaways and Arts and Crafts 11-2 p.m., Schine AtriumSing Away the Winter Blues sponsored by Food Services, Karaoke 5:30-7:30 p.m., Brockway, Graham and Sadler dining halls; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Haven and Shaw dining hallsCampus Cabaret Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, 7 p.m., Goldstein AuditoriumDrag Show Preliminaries sponsored by Pride Union, 8 p.m., Schine UndergroundMotown Soul Karaoke sponsored by Perc Place and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 8 p.m., Panasci LoungeFriday, Feb. 17Winter Carnival Giveaways and Arts and Crafts 11-2 p.m., Schine AtriumSurprise R&B Concert sponsored by Black Communication Society, 8 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium, tickets $5 with SU I.D. $15 without, available at Schine Box OfficeImprov Comedy Night sponsored by Perc Place and Zamboni Revolution, 8 p.m., Panasci LoungeWinter Wonderland on Ice: Snow Sculpture sponsored by the Department of Recreation Services, 9 p.m.-midnight, Tennity Ice Rink, free admission and half-price skate rentals with SU or ESF student I.D. Saturday, Feb. 18Guinness World Record Attempt: Most Snow Angels 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. start, snow angelsWinter Carnival Giveaways and Arts and Crafts 11-2 p.m., Schine AtriumPreliminary Human Dog Sled Race noon-2 p.m., Walnut ParkVagina Monologues: Featuring Members of the Greek Community 3 p.m., Hendricks ChapelMatrilineage Concert sponsored by Perc Place and the Committee of Women in Art, 6:30 p.m., Panasci LoungeSU Men’s Basketball vs. Louisville 9 p.m., Carrier DomeWinter Wonderland on Ice: Human Bowling sponsored by the Department of Recreation Services, 9 p.m.-midnight, Tennity Ice Rink, free admission and half-price skate rentals with SU or ESF student I.D.Sunday, Feb. 19Black History Month Cabaret Featuring Nicole Henry sponsored by Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation and Syracuse University, 4-7 p.m., Panasci Lounge, tickets available at Schine Box Office, $3 for students, $5 for all othersGreek House Decorations judging begins at 4 p.m.Nick Swardson sponsored by UU Comedy, 8 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium, tickets $3 with SU I.D., $5 without, available at the Schine Box Office http://universityunion.orgTuesday, Feb. 21The BANFF Mountain Film Festival 8 p.m., Watson Theater, tickets available at Schine Box Office, $6 for students, $10 for faculty, staff, and graduate assistantsUrban Bush Women sponsored by Pulse, 8 p.m., Goldstein Auditorium, tickets available at Schine Box Office, $5 with valid SU I.D., $10 faculty, staff and alumni; $20 general public