Fall Quarter Ice Rink? Fall Quarter Ice Rink.

The wheel. The internal combustion engine. The personal computer. The smartphone.

Throughout human history, technology has pushed us to new heights, enabling us to accomplish feats previously never thought possible. This November on the Norris South Lawn, Northwestern students will get to experience a technological advance unlike anything they’ve ever seen before:

Ice. In the fall.

That’s right. No longer must Wildcats wait until winter to experience the joy of skating across Northwestern’s famed ice rink. Using a groundbreaking water-cooling process, the rink will be open to all students beginning this November-- giving students and faculty alike more time to skate to their hearts’ content. Just fill out an online waiver, lace up your skates, and glide away from your stress for a little while. No skates? No problem! Rent them from Norris. ($3.00 for students, $6.00 for faculty/staff or kids under 12, and $9.00 for guests.)

Actual footage of a Norris staff member preparing the ice rink.

Actual footage of a Norris staff member preparing the ice rink.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of cruising along the ice, whether you’re an expert or a complete newbie. The Winter Olympics might not start until February, but there’s no reason to wait until then to channel your inner Apolo Ohno.* After all, having to wait until winter quarter to ice skate is so last year. Thanks, technology!

Don’t let these miraculous extra weeks of ice go to waste! Come on down to Norris and let yourself glide away for as long as you want. For hours and more info, head over to the Norris website. We hope to see you there!

*4-time Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater and season 4 Dancing With The Stars champion