A study break, on ice

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Photos by Habin Chung ’12
There were no hockey sticks, shoulder pads, or helmets at Baker Rink on the night of Nov. 11.
 
Instead, students held cameras, hot chocolate, and each other’s hands as they enjoyed a night of free open skating organized by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS). Grateful for a study break, students formed a long line for free skate rentals as they caught up with one another and sang along to the booming background music.
 
Alva Strand ’13 said skating with her friends reminded her of her family in Norway. “I hadn’t [skated] in six years, so it was really nice,” she said. “It was so much fun!”
 
“ODUS should definitely do this more often,” said Kai Sheng Tai ’13, who had never skated before the event. “I think it’ll be fun once I get used to sliding on a 2-millimeter strip of metal.”