Embrace the Spirit of Valentine's Day at Norris

Nothing says “I love you” or “I care for you” like a perfectly planned evening with someone. Let’s be honest, letting your significant other know how important they are to you by planning the perfect day, or even better, the perfect week is on another level. When it comes to love, there are no rules or guidelines, but one thing is true: Norris Center is the perfect place to have the time of your life with your partner and friends.

Finding the perfect gift can be the most difficult part of Valentine’s Day. Luckily, you don’t need to worry about it because we have the ideal solution for you. Create a lovely card filled with your appreciation with Art from the Heart. You have until February 14, so head down to the basement to ARTica Studios and come up with your own cheesy lines to tell your other half the things you love about them.

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That’s not all for gift preparation; you could also make a love button, paint a heart frame, or decorate and personalize heart plates and darling mugs to go with the card. Not everyone is able to create an astonishing masterpiece, but your sweetheart will definitely appreciate the thought and effort behind it. So don’t waste anymore time looking for a present and head down to ARTica Studios now so you can have your gift ready by the special day.

Next stop, the Love Cafe! Go to the Norris ground floor on  February 8, and snuggle up with friends or with your special person on the Big Pink Chair. Don’t forget to take a cute free photo to capture the moment forever. Then you can decorate cupcakes or a bisque heart plate together. Also on the Norris ground floor, but on February 13 from 5 to 8 p.m., you can fill a stuffed friend to hug and love for free. There will be five different animals to choose from.  


Pass by the Norris Center Desk from 12 to 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, and take some free candy kisses. Attach a card to them and place them in different spots on campus that have a special significance for you and your significant other (where you took a class together, or where you first saw each other). Now you are ready to send your beloved on a fun hunt for the candy kisses. The last card should take them to the ice rink around 5 p.m. where you will be waiting for them, with your stuffed friend and the rest of their gifts in hand.

The Date Night Skate begins with a two for one skate rental. The love songs in the background and pretty lighted trees around the ice rink will make you feel like you’re in a magical fantasy where you want to stay forever. If skating isn’t your forte, all the more reason to go. Let’s face it, not taking yourself too seriously is a very attractive trait. After sliding on ice for two hours, you’re ready to come back in and enjoy some free chocolate fondue and hot cocoa to warm yourselves up. What more could you ask for?

Remember, whether or not you have somebody special to spend Valentine’s Day with this year, you can still celebrate love and friendship. If you need any more ideas, come find us in Norris making a comforting critter for ourselves.