Winter Carnival 2017

Brought to you by Chase Hall Programming Board and Bates Outing Club, Winter Carnival 2017: CANDY LAND kicks off Tuesday, January 17! Check out the full schedule of events below!

Tuesday 1/17

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
12:00pm Mt. David Tray Sledding

Come to Mt. David with a tray for some old-fashioned winter fun!

Bates Outing Club
5:30pm Alumni Walk Home Made Snow Cones

Come eat maple syrup over snow!

Bates Outing Club
7:00 to 9:00pm Behind Smith Hall Skill, Grill & Rail Jam

Join us for music, food, hot chocolate, and ski tricks on a rail and a jump.

Bates Outing Club & Bates Freestyle Ski Team
8:30 to 10:00pm Chase Hall Lounge Video Game Friendly

Join the Video Game Club for friendly rounds of your favorite video games, such as Super Smash Brothers!

CHPB & Video Game Club

Wednesday 1/18

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
12:00pm Meet outside the Outing Club E-Room Nordic Skiing Bates Outing Club
1:00pm Skelton Lounge Winter-Themed Yoga Bates Outing Club
3:00pm The Puddle Pond Hockey & Broomball Bates Outing Club
4:00 to 8:00pm Gray Cage Family Fun & Inflatables

Open to all Bates community members – come enjoy some excellent Candy Land-themed desserts from Campus Dining and a variety of bouncy experiences!

9:00pm Memorial Commons A Cappella Concert

Come hear stellar performances from our Bates a cappella groups featuring The Deansmen, Crosstones, Manops, Merimanders, and TakeNote!


Thursday 1/19

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
2:00pm Meet outside the Outing Club E-Room Snowshoeing in Thorncrag Bates Outing Club
4:15 to 5:30pm Den Patio WhisperLite Iron Chef Competition

Come ready to show off your cooking skills in a friendly competition! Ingredients will be provided and teams of 2 to 4 are recommended.

Bates Outing Club
9:00pm Benjamin Mays Center VCS: Bates Showcase

Come to the Benjamin Mays Center for the first VCS of 2017! Bates community members will be performing spoken word and musical pieces. Cookies, chai, and cider provided, as always!

9:30 to 11:00pm Underhill Arena Cider & Singing

Come to the Little Room for karaoke, cider, and munchies! Alcoholic cider for 21+ students, regular cider provided for the rest – please bring government-issued ID.


Friday 1/20

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
3:00pm The Puddle Puddle Jump & Bonfire

A Bates tradition! Jump into the puddle and warm up next to the bonfire sipping on hot chocolate.

Bates Outing Club
8:00pm Memorial Commons Mission IMPROVable

Come to Memorial Commons and enjoy an evening of improv comedy featuring national professional touring group Mission IMPROVable! Sponsored by Late at Bates.

CHPB & Late at Bates
10:00pm to 12:00am Commons Late Night Breakfast

Come to Commons for a delicious late night breakfast, featuring omelets to order, hash browns, scrambled eggs, sausage links, pumpkin bread, muffins and more!


Saturday 1/21

Time Location Description Sponsor(s)
1:00 to 5:00pm Bus departs from Chase Hall Bus Trip to Lost Valley

This trip is open to all members of the Bates Community (35 spaces held for students) and free. The bus will leave at the departure times (1:00 & 2:30 pm) from outside of Chase Hall at Bates College. The bus will depart from Lost Valley at the return times (3:30 & 5:00pm).

Check out ski or snowboard gear from the BOC E-Room on Wednesday or Friday if you aren’t bringing your own.

PLEASE NOTE for this trip you MUST reserve both departure and return tickets – you may do so here.

Bates Outing Club & Office of Campus Life
7:30pm Memorial Commons 90s Night Big Prize Bingo

Back by popular demand, come win some HUGE prizes to kick off your 90s Night! Prizes include an Xbox One, Bluetooth speakers, a Keurig, a TV, an iPad, and more!

10:00pm to 2:00am Gray Cage 90s Night Dance

Featuring hits from the Spice Girls, Mariah Carey, all your favorite boy bands and everything in between, get ready for the 90s Night Dance! Music provided by DJ Hanzo.