January, 2017

The cold, the snow the ice. It’s enough to make many people hibernate until May. But not in Minnesota. We embrace it — and so do our colleges. We asked our colleges to send us photos of students engaged in some type of wintry activity or sport. Yes, there’s a good share of hockey photos, but a few others might surprise you. So curl up, stay warm and explore the cool side of our colleges.

Augsburg College women’s hockey forward Jacie Hoehn and a young fan
Augsburg College women’s hockey forward Jacie Hoehn and a young fan enjoy the “Skate with the Auggies” event following the 2017 home opener.
 
Bethel University's women's hockey team
Bethel University's women's hockey team was crowned MIAC Champions for the first time in program history at the conclusion of the 2015-16 regular season. (Photo: Nathan Klok)
 
Carleton College's Cowling Arboretum trails
Carleton College's Cowling Arboretum trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. The trails in the Upper Arboretum are specifically groomed for skate skiing, while only small portions of the trails in the Lower Arboretum are wide enough to allow skate ski grooming. All trails are considered multiple use, so walkers or snowshoe users may be encountered at any time.
 
Students sledding at the College of Saint Benedict
Students enjoy sledding during a winter afternoon at the College of Saint Benedict.
 
Gustavus Adolphus College students playing intramural broomball
Gustavus Adolphus College students enjoy playing intramural broomball in the on-campus ice arena during January Interim Experience.
 
Hamline University student treks through snow
A Hamline University student treks through the snow to class.
 
Saint John’s University hockey team
The Saint John’s University hockey team celebrates a win in December 2016.
 
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s campus includes almost 10 miles of trails
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s 400+ acre campus includes almost 10 miles of trails through the wooded bluffs, perfect for skiing. Last year, the university started a Nordic Ski Club.
 
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota hockey team
One of few schools in the MIAC to have their own indoor ice arena on campus, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has a long-standing tradition of regular-season and post-season success.
 
Senior captain Jordan Solheim of the St. Catherine University's hockey team
Senior captain Jordan Solheim of the St. Catherine University's hockey team currently leads the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in assists (12) and is second in points (16).
 
Junior goalie Kristen Pechacek on the St. Catherine University's hockey team
Junior goalie Kristen Pechacek waits for a puck during St. Catherine University's game against Augsburg earlier this season (photo by: Michelle Perri).
 
Jordan Lovick on the University of St. Thomas men's hockey team
University of St. Thomas' Jordan Lovick fires a shot during a men's hockey game against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. (Photo: Mark Brown)
 
Megan Juricko on the University of St. Thomas women's hockey team
University of St. Thomas' Megan Juricko fires a shot during a Women's MIAC Championship hockey game. (Photo: Mark Brown)