FreezeFest 2019

Winter celebration runs Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Published Jan. 28, 2019

A snowboarding and ski course, escape rooms, grocery bingo, hockey games, and Saturday Night Live cast member Mikey Day are some of the more than a dozen events and activities planned for the 10th annual Rochester Institute of Technology FreezeFest for students, faculty and staff to celebrate Rochester’s winter season.

The festival, Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, sponsored by RIT’s Center for Campus Life and the College Activities Board, is one of the largest events on campus and the largest in the winter season.

A student on a snowboard slides along a rail during Rail Jam

“It’s a great way to celebrate the lovely winter season we receive each year and have some fun,” said Kalie Lazarou, a fifth-year industrial and systems engineering major from Wheatfield, N.Y., and the director for the RIT College Activities Board.

Lazarou said there will be giveaways including hats, gloves, tumbler and long-sleeved shirts leading up to the events.

Comedian Day, who is appearing at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center on Feb. 2, was hired as an SNL writer in 2013, and joined the cast in 2016.

Unless otherwise indicated, all FreezeFest events are free.