Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Occom Pond Party!

Saturday February 11, 2012, 12:00 to 3:00 pm

This family-friendly event at Occom Pond, which is free and open to the public, offers visitors the chance to ice skate, sled on the adjacent golf course, take sleigh rides, and sample maple syrup-covered snow.

The Dartmouth Marching Band—which is often accompanied by the costumed “Dartmouth Moose” - will lead a parade at 1:00 pm. Activities throughout the day, such as speed skating, sliding down an ice castle, mock ice-fishing, and racing couches on the ice, are geared to kids of all ages. (Offerings may vary according to the weather.)

The event is produced by the Hanover Parks and Recreation Department and Dartmouth College. Each year a theme is chosen for the ice sculptures around the pond. This year, “Pig and Wolf,” characters who serve as the town of Hanover’s unofficial mascots, will be featured..

Free parking is available in lots near Dartmouth Medical School. For more information call the Hanover Rec at (603) 643-5315. Do not miss this excellent winter bash!

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