Sunny Ice Skating on SLU Campus!

Students ice-skating on a sunny day.

When thinking of Louisiana springtime activities, some normal suspects include swimming, biking, and crawfish boils. But for Southeastern Louisiana University, a less conventional activity was in store for the end of January.

On the 31, Southeastern students were surprised with an unusual event outside the student union, a pop-up ice-skating rink in the middle of campus. Despite the 70-degree weather and sunny skies, students enjoyed a breezy skate on a curated rink from 1-5p.m.


Southeastern students race across the “icy” surface outside of the War Memorial Student Union.

A company from Boston, Mass. called Artificial Ice Events curated the rink on campus by laying polyethylene boards down and glossing the surface with propylene- glycol to create the illusion of a slippery ice-skating rink.

Students interested in skating signed their names and were given skates to put on before entering the slippery platform. It was a funny sight on SLU’s campus on Tuesday to see students dressed in summer clothes with ice-skates as shoes.

The event was put on by the SLU Campus Activities Board as an interaction for students to partake in for stress release and fun. The CAB hosts a variety of free events throughout the semester to help students relax amidst their busy academic schedules. Although the SLU CAB has many activities in store for the spring semester, ice-skating outside in Hammond, La. on a sunny day is sure to be the most peculiar event.

Check out the SLU CAB 2017 Spring Calendar for upcoming events and make sure you are part of the fun!

Share Button