“If you are home for the holidays or in the region year round, SUNY Oswego has many exciting and engaging activities and venues for families and individuals to explore and enjoy,” Stanley said. “Cruisin’ the Campus is a new program, beginning Dec. 23, offering everyone a variety of recreational and entertainment options on our campus during times when most of our students and faculty are taking a break from regular classes.”
The college welcomes the public to try the new planetarium in the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation, the rejuvenated Romney Field House track, Rice Creek Field Station’s nature trails and various other opportunities for recreation—many of them free.
Parking is free for those taking advantage of Cruisin’ the Campus at the Holidays.
Following are SUNY Oswego’s facilities and opportunities, times and days for public enjoyment. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Romney Field House track (free for walking and running, bring dry sneakers): 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 (closed Christmas and New Year’s days); 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays starting Jan. 6, when tennis—but no track—will be available on Thursdays.
Campus Center arena open skate ($3 admission, $2 skate rental): 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 29 to 31; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 5.
Lee Hall gymnasium (free, bring dry sneakers): noon to 4 p.m. weekdays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 (closed Christmas and New Year’s days); 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays starting Jan. 6.
Rice Creek Field Station and Fallbrook Recreation Center trails (free): Visit oswego.edu/ricecreek for map.
Penfield Library: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays starting Jan. 2.
Planetarium (free, capacity of 36): shows at 2 and 3 p.m. Dec. 27; 7 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 5.
The College Store in the Campus Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 23 and Jan. 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 3, 7, 14 and 17; 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24.
Oswego State Downtown, corner of West First and Bridge streets: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays (except Christmas and New Year’s days); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Tickets for basketball and ice hockey may be purchased in advance at tickets.oswego.edu.
Men’s basketball (Laker Hall): 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, vs. Cobleskill; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, vs. Fredonia; 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, vs. Buffalo; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, vs. New Paltz; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, vs. Geneseo.
Women’s basketball (Laker Hall): 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, vs. Fredonia; 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, vs. Buffalo; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, vs. New Paltz; and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, vs. Geneseo.
Men’s ice hockey (Campus Center arena): Pathfinder Classic at 4 and 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3 and 4; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, vs. Connecticut; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, vs. Salve Regina; and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, vs. Nazareth.
Women’s ice hockey (Campus Center arena): 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, vs. Elmira; and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, vs. Elmira.
Swimming and diving (Laker Hall; free): Jan. 18, vs. Buffalo, CANCELED as of Jan. 15.
Wrestling (Laker Hall; free): 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, vs. Brockport.
PHOTO CAPTION: Cruisin’ the rink—Skaters from around the community join SUNY Oswego hockey players for a recent Holiday Skate with the Lakers event. College President Deborah F. Stanley invites the public to participate in Cruisin’ the Campus at the Holidays, with many opportunities for recreation and entertainment from Dec. 23 to Jan. 26.
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(Posted: Dec 18, 2013)