Icecraft and Blizzardry: Winter Carnival 2017

Begun in 1911, Dartmouth’s Winter Carnival celebrates the beauty of the winter season in the Upper Valley. The theme of this year’s event was Icecraft and Blizzardry. The three-day festival includes an ice sculpting competition, informal competitions, ski races, and more.

Photos
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ice sculture competition
Graduate students Lucy Owen and Kenneth Amaya work on their “Sculpture That Must Not Be Named” during the ice sculpting competition on the Green. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Anna Miller '16 carves an ice sculpture
Competitors in the ice sculpture contest have two days to work on their entry. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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ice sculpture competition
Willow Pagán ’19 works on her entry. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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ice sculpture competition
Thayer School student Anna Miller takes a chisel to her sculpture. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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broom ball on the Green
On Saturday, the house communities faced off against each other in a broomball competition on the Green. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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School House Professor Craig Sutton with broom ball teammates
Craig Sutton, the house professor for School House, stands with his broomball teammates. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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School House versus West House playing broom ball
West House takes on School House. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Allen House team cheering
Members of Allen House cheer themselves on. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Occom Pond party with skaters and Dartmoose
Dartmoose poses with members of the Dartmouth College Marching Band during the Occom Pond party, a collaboration between the town of Hanover and the College. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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Occom Pond party during sofa races
Two competitors laugh while racing sofas during the Occom Pond party. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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Kids enjoying roasting marshmellows
Kids enjoying roasting marshmallows during the Occom Pond party. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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Occom Pond party during sofa races
A happy skater gets a free ride during the sofa races at the Occom Pond party. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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Polar Bear Plunge participants
Polar Bear Plunge participants brace for the cold waters of Occom Pond. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Polar Bear Plunge participants
Two Polar Bear Plunge participants leap into Occom Pond. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Polar Bear Plunge participant
A swimmer gives a thumbs-up as he emerges from the icy water. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Polar Bear Plunge participants
Every year there are enough participants that people actually have to wait in line for their turn to dive into the pond. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Polar Bear Plunge participant
A frozen thumbs up from a Polar Bear Plunge survivor. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Polar Bear Plunge participant
Good form is essential. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)
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Polar Bear Plunge participants
Steam rises off participants after they get out of the water. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’00)
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Polar Bear Plunge participant enjoying hot chocolate
After the Polar Bear Plunge, hot chocolate provided by the Roth Center for Jewish Life gets two thumbs up. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Nordic race starting line
The starting line of the men’s 3 x 5k relay race at Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Fabian Stocek ’17 is 2nd from right. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Nordic race at Craftsbury Common
Fabian Stocek ’17, bib #5, leads the charge uphill during the men’s 3 x 5k relay race. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Nordic racer's ski team logo adorning her cheek
Zoe Snow ’18, shows off her ski team logo. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Women's nordic relay race starting line
Competitors get off to a fast start at the women’s 3 x 5k  freestyle relay race. Taryn Hunt-Smith ’19, bib #5, is 2nd from the right. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Nordic race-women's relay
Taryn Hunt-Smith ’19 races uphill during the women’s 3 x 5k nordic freestyle race. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Two skiers holding skis
Rachel Muir ’20 and Erika Johnson ’17 take advantage of 99 cent ski day at the Dartmouth Skiway. Both students are members of the First Year Student Enrichment Program (FYSEP). (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Ski racing at the Skiway
Brian McLaughlin ’18 rounds a gate during a slalom race at the Dartmouth Skiway. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Ski racing at the Skiway
Meg Currie ’17 hits a gate during her race at the Dartmouth Skiway. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
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Students competing in the Human Dog Sled races
Students with a lot of flair compete in the Human Dog Sled Races on the Green. (Photo by Robert Gill)
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Students pull kids in sleds after the Human Dog Sled races
Students give two children a fast ride on the Green after competing in the Human Dog Sled Races. (Photo by Robert Gill)