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This Week in Photos: Winter Games

January 20, 2022

Yvonne Gay

An ice hockey game.
Students engage in winter games in Wilder Bowl.
Photo credit: Jonathan Clark '25

A large flat puck glides down a long plastic rink. Where this disc lands will determine the next move so the players watch intently as it slides. This friendly game on a cool winter day serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

Winter Oberland returned to Wilder Bowl earlier this month with games, hot cocoa, fire pits, and ice sculpting demonstrations. We visit some of the festivities that took place there, and make stops at the Clonick Recording Studio and pond near Bibbins Hall.


A man uses a chain saw to sculpt a large squirrel.
An ice sculptor crafts a squirrel during a demonstration in Wilder Bowl. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark ’25
A snow covered evergreen tree against a building.
A slightly frozen reflection pond in the back of Bibbins Hall. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay
A recording studio with three people in it.
Chris Eldridge, visiting associate professor of Contemporary American Acoustic Music, guides members of the student ensemble “Hotspur Johnny!” in a recording project in Clonick Recording Studio. Members of this American roots-music ensemble have taken a couple of courses with Eldridge and are now completing an independent study. This recording session is their capstone project for the course. Photo credit: Clarissa Heart ’20
A large ice sculpted O and C.
An ice sculpture of the Oberlin College Athletics' logo in Wilder Bowl. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark ’25
People stand around a fire pit.
Students gather around a fire pit in Wilder Bowl. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark ’25

This Week in Photos is a selection of images and is not meant to represent a weekly timeline. Images highlight campus, community, people, and events related to Oberlin College.

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