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The Dartmouth Winter Carnival started as a snow sporting weekend in 1911. Now it has grown to a three-day campus-wide festival with live music and ice sculptures.
The 2018 theme is “Snow Wars – May the Frost Be With You.” The carnival runs Thursday-Sunday, February 8-11, and most events are open to the public.
Other events include alpine ski competitions, a human dogsled competition, polar bear plunge, chili cook-off, and a costume parade. Prizes will be awarded for costumes in several categories.
Watch The Breadwinner at the Loew Auditorium on Friday night. It’s an animated film about an 11-year-old girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family. On Saturday in the Loew Auditorium, there’s a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s L’Elisir d’Amore, the story about a wealthy lady and peasant who wins her love with the help of a magic elixir.
Sports events include ski races, basketball, hockey, and tennis.
Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, 140 miles northwest of Boston.