A surprisingly warm welcome back: Frost Week 2013

Last week the Brock University Student’s Union (BUSU) hosted Frost Week in honor of returning to school for the winter semester. Though still early January, the weather was anything but reflective of the time of year, as many students were able to sport spring coats and heavy sweaters. Below is a re-cap of the events that students were able to enjoy alongside the unusual temperatures.

Monday
On Monday. BUSU stood at the bottom of the Tower, handing out free hot chocolate and providing information about Frost Week for students passing by. They were there around noon with smiles and free swag for anyone interested. Thanks BUSU, for keeping our hands warm!

Tuesday
On Tuesday, Union Station hosted an ‘All You Can Eat’ breakfast which was essentially free to students, though donations were accepted and put towards Shinerama, a charity that helps raise money for Cystic Fibrosis across Canada. The event ran from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
At 10:00 a.m. Isaac’s hosted a Clubs Fair, a mini-Vendor Fair in the Student Alumni Building which ran until 4:00 p.m. Students were able to drop by Union Station and Skybar Lounge to find out more about BUSU clubs, services and see what other organizations are planning for this semester. They gave out free swag throughout the day and continued registration for the NHL Lockout Tournaments, United Gamers of Brock tournament and extended Mac Miller ticket sales.
Isaac’s also hosted a pick up ball hockey tournament, as they transformed their patio into a ball hockey rink complete with boards and netting. Students were able to drop by any time during the day to play some pick-up and hone their skills for the two on two tournament that was held on Thursday.
To complete the day, Skybar Lounge hosted an Open Mic Night which began at 6:00 p.m. Badgers could take in the live music while enjoying the $5 All You Can Eat Poutine Bar. Or, if people were feeling thirsty, there was a $10 beer and poutine combo option. This was an all ages licensed event.

Wednesday
Isaac’s put on another pick-up ball hockey tournament at 10:00 a.m., followed by an all-ages New Year’s Party which began at 9:00 p.m. Students got to ring in the New Year with all their Access Gold and Campus friends at the school bar. The event featured the DJ duo the Bordie Brothers.

Thursday
At 10:00 a.m. Isaac’s hosted the Ball Hockey Tournament, which had a $30 behaviour bond fee required from each team, that was refunded to all who competed fairly. Later that evening, they hosted a 19+ New Year’s celebration where students gathered with friends to enjoy music by guests DJ Grand Theft and MTV Host T-ReXx.

Friday
BUSU put on a euchre tournament at 11:00 a.m. in the BUSU Collabratorium, the space located in Thistle where the old General Brock store used to be, because as they stated; “we asked for it, so we got it”. The tournament was this year’s selected mystery event which featured 16 teams in the competition.
That evening Isaac’s was full of excited students who were thrilled that Mac Miller came to campus. Following the event, Twitter exploded with hashtags about the excitement and enjoyment that was shared by all who attended.

Saturday
On Saturday, Isaac’s Army took a trip to Waterloo, as students were able to go cheer on the Brock Badgers Men’s Hockey Team as they took on the Waterloo Warriors in Waterloo, Ontario. The group met at Skybar Lounge at 4:30 p.m. where they got ready for their 5:30 p.m. departure.
The puck drop in Waterloo took place for 7:30 p.m., and was only $5 to reserve a seat. The $5 purchase also included transportation, a ticket to the game and a knitted scarf.
On behalf of all who attended any of the Frost Week activities, a thank you must be paid to BUSU for doing such an outstanding job in organizing and hosting all of these fun filled events. The week was noted as a success by everyone involved.

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