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84th annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival begins Feb. 22-24 with "Jet-Set" as its theme

February 8, 2007

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The 84th annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival, the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the country, will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 24, with "Jet-Set" as this year's theme. The public is invited to attend the ice show, cultural gala, and both Nordic and alpine ski competitions.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, visitors of all ages are invited to attend the Winter Carnival Cultural Gala at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts, located on South Main Street (Route 30). Activities will include performances by Middlebury College student a cappella singing groups, as well as children's activities organized by several student organizations. Light refreshments will be served, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art will be open to the public until 7 p.m.

Ross Miner

Following the Cultural Gala, visitors can proceed next door to Kenyon Arena for the Winter Carnival ice show, "Around the World in 80 Minutes," at 7:30 p.m. The show features the Middlebury Figure Skating Club, whose members include Middlebury College students, faculty and staff, as well as children and adults from the local community. Ross Miner will appear as a guest skater. Miner, the 2006 United States National Intermediate Men's Champion, is a 16-year-old skater from Williston who lives in the Boston area and trains with the Skating Club of Boston. The show, which is also hosted by the Champlain Valley Skating Club and sanctioned by US Figure Skating, will be performed again at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. 

On Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, some of the finest

collegiate skiers will compete in Nordic and alpine races that are regional qualifying events for the NCAA. Competitions take place at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock and the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton. Visiting teams include Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Dartmouth, Harvard, St. Lawrence, St. Michael's, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont and Williams. Pending qualification, individuals from the following schools may also compete: Boston College, Plymouth, Northern Michigan University, Smith, St. Anselm, Clarkson, M.I.T. and the University of Massachusetts.

To follow is a listing of events:

Middlebury College Winter Carnival 2007

Thursday, Feb. 22
4:30 p.m.
Winter Carnival Cultural Gala

Activities will include performances by Middlebury College student a cappella singing groups, as well as children's activities organized by several student organizations. Light refreshments will be served, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art will be open until 7 p.m.
Middlebury College Center for the Arts, located on South Main Street (Route 30)

7:30 p.m.
Ice Show: "Around the World in 80 Minutes"

The show will feature the Middlebury Figure Skating Club, whose members include Middlebury College students, faculty and staff, as well as children and adults from the local community. Ross Miner will appear as a guest skater.
Kenyon Arena, located on South Main Street (Route 30)

Friday, Feb. 23
7:30 p.m.
Ice Show: "Around the World in 80 Minutes"

The show will feature the Middlebury Figure Skating Club, whose members include Middlebury College students, faculty and staff, as well as children and adults from the local community. Ross Miner will appear as a guest skater.
Kenyon Arena, located on South Main Street (Route 30)

Ski Events:
Friday, Feb. 23

Alpine Events, Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Hancock, Route 125
9:30 a.m. Men's Slalom - First Run
         Followed by Women's Slalom - First Run
12:30 p.m. Men's Slalom - Second Run
         Followed by Women's Slalom - Second Run
        
Nordic Events, Rikert Ski Touring Center, Ripton, Route 125
10 a.m. Men's 10K Classic
11:15 a.m. Women's 5K Classic

Saturday, Feb. 24
Alpine Events, Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Hancock, Route 125
9:30 a.m. Women's Giant Slalom - First Run
      Followed by Men's Giant Slalom - First Run
12:30 p.m. Women's Giant Slalom - Second Run
      Followed by Men's Giant Slalom - Second Run

Nordic Events, Rikert Ski Touring Center, Ripton, Route 125
10 a.m. Women's 15K Mass Start Freestyle
11:30 a.m. Men's 20K Mass Start Freestyle

Admission to the cultural gala and ski events is free. Tickets for the ice show are $5, payable with cash or check. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact the Middlebury College Center for Campus Activities at 802-443-3100.