Photo gallery Winning at winter: Carnival time
Plenty of people dashed out to skate, ski and play in the snow during the Wisconsin Union’s weeklong Winter Carnival, which wrapped up on Saturday, Feb. 8. The final day’s events included the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Family Fun at Alumni Park and One Alumni Place during afternoon and the 11th annual Rail Jam, hosted by the Hoofers Ski and Snowboard Club, at the Memorial Union Terrace during the evening.
With so many Winter Carnival guests exploring the frozen shoreline, someone is bound to slip up from time to time. Here, UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger struggles to get up from Lake Mendota's ice, to the amusement of onlookers.
The Pinne family poses for a photo with the “Well Red” statue in Alumni Park on Saturday. Pictured from left to right are Chad and Alissa Pinne and their children Levi, Emerson and Annie. At top is Alissa’s sister Kelly Rehmer.
Do you know By the Light of the Moon? Bucky Badger leads children in singing and dancing during Family Fun at Alumni Park.
Bingo! The game action was hot during Family Fun at Alumni Park.
Families stop inside One Alumni Place to warm up with hot drinks and snacks while listening to winter-themed storytelling.
The Statue of Liberty replica on frozen Lake Mendota is a perennial favorite, especially for selfies.
Skiers and snowboarders compete during the 11th annual Rail Jam, hosted by the Hoofers Ski and Snowboard Club, at the Memorial Union Terrace.
Spectators react as a snowboarder grinds the rail.
A skydiver is seen from the Memorial Union Terrace, descending past a rising full moon as the sun sets on the last day of the weeklong Wisconsin Union Winter Carnival.
A constructed starting slope, jumps and trucked in loads of snow base were set up for skiers and snowboarders to perform tricks during the 11th annual Rail Jam at the Memorial Union Terrace.