Warm up your winter with Meltdown Week activities

RRC students on skating rink

We're still months away from the actual spring melt, but RRC's Students' Association is helping to heat things up a bit early with a full slate of Meltdown Week events running Feb. 8-17.

Starting next Wednesday, you can do your part to beat the winter blahs at a series of parties, events and activities aimed at reminding you spring is right around the corner!

This year's Meltdown kicks off a bit early with the first-ever Rebels Winter Classic, an outdoor pond hockey tournament taking place Wed., Feb. 8, at Adrenaline Adventures (600 Caron Rd.). Sign up as a team of three to five, or as a free agent. Registration is $10 per person — sign up by Friday, Feb. 3 at The Ox or The Mercantile.

Other Meltdown Week activities include:

Mon., Feb. 13

Speed Friending
12-1pm
The Cave (NDC) / P107 (EDC)
Whether you're looking for that special someone or just a new friend, all are welcome to stop by and chat.

Skating@The Forks
7-9pm
The Forks (Under the Canopy)
Enjoy music, hot chocolate and mini-donuts. Limited number of free vouchers for skate combos to those who register in advance at an SA office. (Weather permitting.)

Tue., Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Gifts
11am-2pm
Library Hallway (NDC) / Atrium (EDC)
Forgot to buy your sweetheart a Valentine's Day gift? Check out the wares available from the RRCSA, while helping to support the Student Food Bank.

Glow Bowling
7-9pm
Academy Lanes (394 Academy)
Open to teams of six; $5 per person (includes pizza, pop and prizes). Sign up in advance at any SA office.

Wed., Feb. 15

Magician
11am-1pm
The Cave (NDC)
Enjoy a return performance by local trick-ster Alex Jay Hamm, who mixes magic and comedy in a stage show that'll leave you awestruck.

Stand-up comedy
12-1pm
P107 (EDC)
Share some laughs with local comic Dan Verville, a regular at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and a finalist at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.

Poker Tournament
5-9pm
Roblin Centre cafeteria
Slap on your best poker face and compete for up to $2,000 in prizes. Limited seats available; sign up at any SA office.

Thu., Feb. 16

Magician
11am-1pm
Throughout campus (EDC)
Enjoy a return performance by local trick-ster Alex Jay Hamm, who mixes magic and comedy in a walkabout tour of the Roblin Centre.

Stand-up comedy 
12-1pm
P107 (EDC)
Share some laughs with local comic Dan Verville, a regular at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and a finalist at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.

Back to the Beach Kegger
3-7pm
The Cave
Break out your bikinis, board shorts and floral prints while grooving to Caribbean beats and seeing how low you can limbo. 18+ event.

Fri., Feb. 17

Movie Day
10am-4pm
The Cave (NDC) / P107 (EDC)
Chase away the winter blues with a full day of beach-themed flicks, including Weekend at Bernie's, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Big Bounce, and Surfer Dude.

Festival du Voyageur Kick-off
7:30pm
Voyageur Park
Sample maple syrup and caribou wine while enjoying live music and other outdoor activities at the opening of Western Canada's largest winter festival. Tickets available at The Ox and The Merc.