Hot chocolate, human curling and pictures with Buddy the Elf are only some of the activities BYU students will find at Friday’s Freeze Fest.
Friday, Nov. 30 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. students will gather at the Peaks Ice Arena for an end-of-the-semester party. Tickets for Freeze Fest are $3 at the Wilkinson information desk and $5 at the door. There will be a free shuttle in the north parking lot of the Wilkinson Center running to and from the event from 7-8 p.m. and 11-midnight.
Karina Hill, BYUSA event lead, said the BYUSA has rented the entire Peaks Ice Arena, and there is an activity for everyone.
“There is ice skating on one rink and broom hockey and human curling on the other,” Hill said. “There is a dance upstairs and a hot chocolate bar downstairs by Roll Up Crepes. There will be Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Buddy the Elf to take pictures with. We’re going to human Foosball and giant twister on the indoor fields, so there’s a lot going on. It’s a huge party.”
BYU students are welcome to bring one non-BYU guest. Alex Piedra, the BYUSA executive director said he is looking forward to all the different activities including human curling.
“We have so many different things going on,” Piedra said. “I’m excited to see human curling. People will sit in disk sleds and their friends will push them, and whoever goes the furthest will win.”
According to Piedra about 1,000 students attended last year. Alba Fonseca, 19, from Salt Lake City majoring in Middle Eastern studies and Arabic, helped plan the event last year but is going as a guest this year.
“I’m looking forward to being able to participate in everything this year,” Fonseca said. “I’m excited for broom hockey. None of my roommates have ever played that, so it will be really fun.”
For more information students can visit the event Facebook page.