UNH Holiday Skating Party

Each year, students enrolled in the Whittemore School’s Meeting Planning Management class undertake the challenge – and fun – of planning and running the University’s annual Holiday Skating Party. Now in its 25th year, the skating party features a different theme annually to educate and entertain guests who also take part in perennially favorite activities such as cookie making, a silent auction, and of course, lacing up the Bauers.

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    The presence of both the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams brings excitement– and lots of autograph requests – to this community event.

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    The Whittemore Center is renowned for its highly negotiable “soft” ice. Just tell that to skaters such as this one who met the ice in rather abrupt ways!

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    Kristin Houle of Durham assists her daughter, Sadie, in skating at the annual Holiday Skating Party.

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    This year’s Holiday Skating Party theme was "A New England Tradition." Guess what state this big fella represented to enthusiastic visitors?

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    Two-year-old Harlan Cooper of Dover, N.H., uses a straw to fill his sails with sturdy gusts during a “boat race” on Boston’s Charles River at the annual Holiday Skating Party.

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    A future Wildcat? Logan Lemieux, 6, of Dover, N.H., visits with Santa at the annual Holiday Skating Party.

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    Pin-the-face-on-the-Old Man of the Mountain was a popular attraction at the annual Holiday Skating Party.

Photography by Mike Ross, UNH Photographic Services