URSU Frost Week 

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author: laetitia adams  |  Contributor & former staff writer

a chilly week ahead / jeremy davis

warming up to a new semester

Although January can feel like the longest and coldest month of the year (and it often is), this semester’s Frost Week can help students transition back into school with a smile on their face. 

Frost Week 2019 takes place from Jan. 16-18. Events start Wednesday morning with a free student breakfast at The Owl, located in the Riddell Centre (for those new students who might not have a handle on all the buildings quite yet). Come early because breakfast starts at 9 a.m. and only goes as long as supplies last, so the early bird gets the worm. 

Good times continue off campus at Douglas Park Hill, with free hot chocolate and transport to be provided. The plan is for sledding from 4-6 p.m., so let’s keep our eyes on the sky and hope Saskatchewan weather behaves long enough for these fun times.  

The festivities continue with skating at Victoria Park Rink from 7-9 p.m. Transport will again be provided with more hot chocolate.. 

For some the night ends there, but for those mature in age (but not necessarily personality) the night continues. Starting at 9 p.m. The Owl offers $1 beers 

for those nineteen and older. 

Jan. 17 starts off with grilled cheese and tomato soup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Riddell Centre. Come and enjoy the togetherness of grilled cheese and tomato soup with fellow students.  

Pay it forward with a pantry donation, so others can enjoy soup on cold days too, or pay $2 for this yummy goodness.  

We all have our moments of Netflix binging, but here’s an opportunity to over-watch outside the comfort of your own home. The Owl offers a movie marathon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. so bring a few friends and forget your problems for a while. 

Who doesn’t feel a little wild when it comes to the new year and the waiting deluge of new assignments? Embrace your inner viking with axe throwing from 12-3 p.m. in the Riddell Centre Multipurpose Room. Show your stress who’s boss with some flying projectiles. 

Sometimes it feels pointless to have a superior intellect when you can’t show it off so here’s your chance! Put all of those late nights and near psychological break-downs to good use Thursday night with Trivia Night at The Owl. Prove you learned something during those seemingly endless lectures and bond with other merciless know-it-alls in The Owl at 8 p.m. However smart we may all be, only 19 years and older are allowed. 

The last day of Frost Week starts in the afternoon. Frost Games take place from 2-6 p.m. in the Riddell Centre Multipurpose Room. Come get your blood pumping with such games as floor hockey, or let your inner geek shine with an afternoon of E-sports.  

Frost Week ends with a bang on Friday night. Starting at 9 p.m., those 19+ years old can go to The Owl for a fun night of music, live performances from The 7 Deadly Sins (Go Go dancer) and an LED light dancer, and the special guest appearance of Jesse Larson from Big Brother Canada.  

Finish the fun times off right with “Let’s Get Mad”: hosted by the MAD society and The Owl. Pre-sale tickets are $15 while at the door prices are $20 so plan ahead and put that extra money toward a great night with friends. 

Don’t forget to sign up for events as soon as possible to make sure you can get in. One such event is the Frost Week-long outdoor scavenger hunt. Teams are four people maximum and you can sign your team up at the URSU Members Services Desk in room 221 of the Riddell Centre, at any time from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Frost Week is a great opportunity for returning students to ease back into school with laughter and camaraderie, but this is also the perfect opportunity for new students as well. It can be intimidating trying to learn new things in a place you aren’t comfortable with so take full advantage of Frost Week 2019. Meet the stellar people the University of Regina is filled with, become more comfortable with the campus as a whole, and start off the new semester with fond memories and a positive outlook on the coming months.  

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