While we’ve only just begun our second full week of classes, we’re just like everyone else: ready for a break. Sure we have winter break coming up, but that’s still about two weeks out. It’s so close, yet so far away. Thankfully, we’ve conjured up a list of great ways to get out and relax this week to help tide you over until then!


1Go Ice-Skating at Lynah Rink


Public skating hours are Monday-Thursday from 11:45AM until 12:45PM, and Sunday from 9:00 to 10:30PM. If you can squeeze it into your schedule, admission is just $3-4 dollars, and skate rentals only $2. Well worth it if you ask us!


2Watch a Cornell Ice Hockey Game


If ice-skating isn’t your forte, maybe you’ll enjoy watching Cornell Men’s Ice Hockey skate across the ice during one of their home games instead? There are three great games this week that you can still snag tickets for: Colgate on Tuesday, Yale this Friday, and Brown on Saturday – each game starts at 7PM at Lynah Rink.


3See Get Out at Cornell Cinema

Catch a pre-release screening of the directorial debut of Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele fame), Get Out at Cornell Cinema! The screening of Get Out is this Tuesday (7 Feb) at 9:15PM. Free tickets can be picked up from the Willard Straight Hall Student Resource Center.


4Going Skiing/Snowboarding at Greek Peak


Unfortunately it’s too late to sign up for the skiing or snowboarding classes for credit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still hit the slopes! And we don’t mean Libe Slope either. Get a group of friends together and head on out to Greek Peak this weekend!


5Check out the Ithaca Chili Cook-Off


Get out to the Commons this weekend for the 19th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off. If that isn’t a mouthful already, you might as well chow down on some chili! There will be chili (with meat and vegetarian options!), beer and wine, chili, chili-related food, chili, cornbread, and more chili! Learn more here.


6Go Rock Climbing at the Lindseth Climbing Center


If you haven’t been out to the Lindseth Climbing Center since renovations finished this past summer, now’s your chance! Head over to Bartels Hall and channel your inner Spiderman to climb the largest natural rock climbing wall in North America. Check out more information here.