Feb Fest showcases Queen's talents
Queen’s will be front and centre at the eighth annual Feb Fest February 2-5.
The Carr-Harris Challenge Cup men’s hockey game between the Queen’s Gaels and the Royal Military College Paladins will kick off Kingston’s annual winter festival. The game will be held at the K-Rock Centre for the first time.
“We are very excited that we are able to partner with K-Rock 105.7, Feb Fest 2012, the International Hockey Hall of Fame (IHHOF), KEDCO and Kingston Accommodation Partners to showcase the world’s oldest hockey rivalry on a much bigger stage this year. This annual game between Queen’s and RMC is a great opportunity for all ages to come together with family, friends and alumni to see some high level hockey in town while experiencing Kingston’s rich hockey history first-hand,” says Leslie Dal Cin, Director, Athletics and Recreation.
The Carr-Harris Challenge Cup was initiated in 1986 by IHHOF to mark the 100th year of the Queen’s/RMC hockey rivalry. The K-Rock Centre will be the first neutral site for the game since the Kingston Memorial Centre in 1988. Tickets are now available at the Athletics and Recreation Centre and the K-Rock Centre box office, and Queen’s students may pick up their free tickets at the customer service desk in the Athletics and Recreation Centre with valid photo identification.
Queen’s students will also participate in the 44th annual Historic Hockey Series, an outdoor game in Springer Market Square to celebrate the first game played in Kingston in 1886.
Queen’s engineering students will renew their rivalry with RMC and St. Lawrence College during the 24-hour snow sculpture competition. The engineering teams will design and build snow sculptures based on the theme of the War of 1812.
Cultural Studies graduate student Barbara Meneley will present her collaborative art installation featuring ice lanterns at the Springer Market Square amphitheatre. The installation is part of artignite that also includes many events hosted by Queen’s faculty and students on campus.
Complete details on these and other Feb Fest activities can be found online.