By Greg Avetisyan |Assistant Sports Editor|
Ice skating, sledding, snowboarding, music, drinks, food and tons of snow helped students relax during a hot day on campus. Snow Day 2014 allowed students to take a break from classes and midterms this past Thursday. The event was held by Recreational Sports and ASI from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Commons on the grass. Snow Day takes place every year and gives students an opportunity to relieve some stress and relax. “It is fun because it cultivates some school spirit within the community and brings some imagination to San Bernardino by bringing snow to the campus,” said Owen Odigie, Vice President of Finance of Associated Students Inc. The gathering of students helps drive school spirit and promote a sense of togetherness. Over 20 tons of snow were brought in for the event. The first 50 people to check in after 11 a.m. at the Rec Sports table received a pair of Rec Sports collector’s edition sunglasses! “Snow day is fun because it brings our campus together and lets us have fun as we bring some snow down to San Bernardino contrary to our geographic location,” said Odigie. “It was a lot of fun to just relax outside and do all the events they had going on. I look forward to Snow Day every year because of how stressful classes can be,” said student Maria Rios. Trainers from the Rec. Center helped get students set up on the snowboards as they shredded down the snowy slope. Students could be seen throwing snowballs at each other while participating in the various events. “My favorite part is putting on the snowboarding gear and shredding some San Bernardino snow,” said Odigie. There was even a snowman that was built on the grass. Kids could be seen huddling around the snowman and taking photos. Many students went to Instagram and Facebook to post their fun pictures from Thursday. Families were also all very excited to have an opportunity to interact with students as people of all ages were involved in the event. Children could be seen with their parents playing with snowballs. “Honestly, I wanted to stay the entire time and miss class to have fun here,” said student Joshua Wright. Students raced on the sleds as friendly competitions started to heat up. The annual Snow Day always promotes student interaction and involvement. Students utilized the opportunity to spend time with each other between classes at Snow Day. After a hectic midterm week students enjoyed the snow despite the warm Californian day.