Friday Factoid: Dartmouth’s “Tuckies” Embrace Cold Weather

The thought of spending the winters in Hanover, New Hampshire, home of Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, may send shivers down your spine. But those who tough it out and embrace the cold can discover some rewarding winter experiences, like ice hockey and downhill skiing. From beginners to seasoned veterans, roughly 150 students participate each year in ice hockey games organized by the Tuck Hockey Club. Never played? Not to worry—teams are organized by skill level, so you can find a team of hockey players who won’t care if you trip over the blueline (that is ice hockey lingo—you will learn!). Meanwhile, the Dartmouth Ski and Boarding Club takes advantage of the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, New Hampshire, and organizes trips beyond campus as well. The club’s major event is  the 600-person Tuck Winter Carnival, held at the Skiway each year, which brings students together from top business schools to compete for the Kneissl Cup. Among the club’s other activities are ice skating, an ’80s Ski Bash, a hot-dog eating contest and a party at a nearby club.  At Tuck, you just might be too busy working up a sweat to fret about the cold.

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