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Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown into one of the biggest annual winter celebrations in the nation. Known for huge, intricate snow statues around campus and the community, Carnival also brings Huskies together to compete in broomball, comedy skits, human ice bowling, and a queen coronation.

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Events

Schedule of Events

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Time Event Location Actions
January 10 12:01 a.m. Month-Long Statue Building Begins Michigan Tech Campus
January 13 8 a.m. All Night Statue Applications Open 106 Memorial Union Building
8 a.m. Downtown Window Banner Voting Opens Student Development Complex (SDC)
January 25 10 a.m.โ€“ 2 p.m. Snow Volleyball Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball) Facebook Event
3:30 p.m.โ€“ 9 p.m. Curling Calumet Drill House Facebook Event
January 26 10 a.m.โ€“ 1 p.m. Curling Calumet Drill House Facebook Event
10 a.m.โ€“ 12 p.m. Snow Volleyball Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball) Facebook Event
1 p.m.โ€“ 4 p.m. Snoccer (Snow Soccer) Soccer Fields Facebook Event
January 28 9 p.m.โ€“ 12 a.m. Ice Bowling John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Facebook Event
January 29 9 p.m.โ€“ 12 a.m. Ice Bowling John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Facebook Event
February 1 11 a.m.โ€“ 2 p.m. Curling Calumet Drill House Facebook Event
1 p.m.โ€“ 4 p.m. Snoccer (Snow Soccer) Soccer Fields Facebook Event
5 p.m.โ€“ 7:30 p.m. Speed Skating John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Facebook Event
7 p.m.โ€“ 9 p.m. Queens Coronation Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Auditorium
February 2 10 a.m.โ€“ 5 p.m. Broomball Broomball Rinks Facebook Event
February 5 All Day Winter Carnival Michigan Tech Campus
5 p.m. - 9 a.m. All-Nighter Statue Building Michigan Tech Campus
8 p.m.โ€“ 10 p.m. Winter Carnival Snowmobile Freestyle Show Lot 9
February 6 All Day Winter Carnival Michigan Tech Campus
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Statue Judging Michigan Tech Campus
11 a.m.โ€“ 4 p.m. Broomball Broomball Rinks Facebook Event
1 p.m.โ€“ 3 p.m. Beards Competition Fisher Hall, 135 Facebook Event
5:30 p.m.โ€“ 8:30 p.m. (Women's Basketball) Purdue Northwest vs. Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
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7 p.m.โ€“ 9:30 p.m. Stage Revue Show Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 p.m.โ€“ 10:30 p.m. (Men's Basketball) Purdue Northwest vs. Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
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February 7 All Day Winter Carnival Michigan Tech Campus
10 a.m.โ€“ 12:30 p.m. Tug-o-War Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball) Facebook Event
12:30 p.m.โ€“ 2:30 p.m. Downhill Skiing Mont Ripley Ski Area Facebook Event
1 p.m.โ€“ 3 p.m. Cross-Country Skiing Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball) Facebook Event
1 p.m.โ€“ 4 p.m. Human Dog Sled Race Recreational Sports Fields (Softball, Baseball) Facebook Event
3 p.m.โ€“ 5 p.m. Snowboarding Mont Ripley Ski Area Facebook Event
5 p.m. Downtown Window Banner Voting Closes Houghton, MI
7:07 p.m.โ€“ 10:07 p.m. (Men's Ice Hockey) Lake Superior State vs. Michigan Tech John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
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February 8 All Day Winter Carnival Michigan Tech Campus
12 p.m.โ€“ 3 p.m. (Women's Basketball) Parkside vs. Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
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2 p.m.โ€“ 5 p.m. (Men's Basketball) Parkside vs. Michigan Tech Student Development Complex (SDC), Wood Gym
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2 p.m.โ€“ 4 p.m. Winter Carnival Awards Ceremony Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A1
5:07 p.m.โ€“ 8:07 p.m. (Men's Ice Hockey) Lake Superior State vs. Michigan Tech John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
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5:07 p.m.โ€“ 8 p.m. ME-EM Hockey Skybox Social John MacInnes Student Ice Arena
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Participate

Student Participation Forms
Student Participation Calendars

Keep updated on student meetings, events, registration information, and deadlines related to participating in Winter Carnival by using Blue Keyโ€™s Google Calendar feeds:

Want to find your favorite organization or group's statue? Download and view the 2019 statue map that marks the locations of all of the month-long and All-Nighter statues, as well as the concession stands.

In order to accommodate Winter Carnival, parking lots 5, 9, and 27 will be available beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, free of charge, no permits required. Lot 11 will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 9. There will be free parking at all metered areas.

Michigan Tech Student Affairs and Advancement has an important safety message. With so many activities and people, here are a few tips to make Winter Carnival safe and memorable.

The rules, important dates, and contact information for every event Winter Carnival event. This rule book is your organization's guide to participation in Winter Carnival.

An application is required for any organization wishing to set up a booth during All-Nighter. A $5 non-refundable fee, in the form of a check payable to Blue Key, is required with the submission of this application. All vendors must attend the Vending Safety meeting held prior to Winter Carnival.

Only registered Michigan Tech student organizations and campus departments can participate as vendors during Winter Carnival.

Organizations wishing to sell food other than baked goods or prepackaged products must be licensed to sell these items by the Western UP Health Department, or use the licensed on-campus dining services kitchen. Each organization is solely responsible for obtaining this license. Organizations violating any health department rules will not be able to distribute food during All-Nighter.