Photo essay Frosty Fun
Faced with a frigid winter that seems like it’ll never end, UW–Madison turned to the Hoofer Winter Carnival for a much-needed jolt of fun during the past week. From a snowboarding rail jam to a snowman building to hockey games on Lake Mendota, we found ways to enjoy the season — while hoping it soon comes to an end. University Communications photographer Bryce Richter followed the bone-chilling action.
Teams of UW-Madison students compete during the Hoofer Winter Carnival Broomball Tournament on Lake Mendota.
Members of the Hoofers Mountaineering Club took to the ice to hold an exercise in which they simulate rescuing a climber during a mountainside fall.
Bundled against the cold, a group of UW-Madison students are pictured with a carrot-nosed snowman they built on the lake.
Teams of UW students stay warm and get into the Olympic spirit by playing hockey during the carnival's tournament on Lake Mendota.
Spectators take a break to warm their hands at a fire as the snow comes down.
UW sophomore Tyler Cox competes during the Hoofers Winter Carnival Snowboard Rail Jam event on Observatory Hill.