Student Ski Trip announced

Quincy University has announced plans for its annual ski trip. In an e-mail to students sent Jan. 24, Dean of Students and Academic Success Christine Tracy, announced that the trip will take place Friday Feb. 24, 2017.

Students will be able to ski, snowboard or tube at the Snowstar Winter Sports Park, located in Andalusia, Ill. The Park boasts 15 trails, a terrain park and 11 snow tubing lanes.

“The Snowstar has been used in the past as a location for the ski trip,” Annie Arment said, who is the marketing and events VP for SGA. “Students and faculty have really enjoyed going here previously, and the Snowstar also has a great deal for groups that allows students to be able to go for free.”

Students who are interested in the trip need to sign up with Tracy in the Student Success Center. Tracy is requiring a $10 deposit for students to sign up for the trip, but students will get their deposit back the day of the trip. The last day to sign up for the trip is Feb. 21. As of now, Tracy has reserved one bus for 50 students for the trip, but Arment said that if there is more interest than that, Tracy is willing to look at ways to expand the trip.

“I went last year and had a blast,” senior Amy Kuhle said. I wasn’t the best skier, but I still enjoyed it. Unfortunately I can’t go this year because I have a conflict with tennis.”

The bus will leave at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 and return at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Rental equipment including skis, snowboards and tubing equipment available for students at Snowstar. Chemistry professor Scott Luaders and Women’s Volleyball coach Bob Crank will be the two faculty chaperones for the trip.

“I’ve been to the Snowstar before because it’s close to Galesburg, where I’m from,” junior Drew Diaz said, who hasn’t decided whether he’ll go on the trip or not. “I’ve had fun every time. I went over winter break with my mom, and I really had fun snowboarding.”

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