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MSCR To Host Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser At Tyrol Basin

MSCR To Host Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser At Tyrol Basin

Enjoy an evening of recreational skiing on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Tyrol Basin in Mount Horeb. The proceeds support the purchase of adapted equipment and scholarships for people with disabilities through the Madison School & Recreation Program.

The MSCR event costs $20. That covers the ski or snowboard rental, helmets and lift ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales on site. Register online at www.mscr.org. Call 608-204-3000 for more information.

MSCR also offers affordable downhill and ski lessons please go to www.mscr.org.

City Updates Winter Activities At Local Parks

City Updates Winter Activities At Local Parks

A few more ice rinks are open for skating as of Thursday. The rinks that are open tonight are at Vilas Park, Elver Park, Olbrich Park, Westmorland Park, Goodman Park, Garner Park, Hillington Green Park and Wexford Park.

Staff is continuing to work on the ice rink maintenance, however, Friday's snow predictions could change the status of the rinks. 

Please note that staff is working diligently on Tenney Park lagoon, but have found several areas of thin ice along the shoreline and in the middle of the lagoon. Residents should stay off Tenney Park Lagoon. 

Royal Oaks 4th Grader Selected As WEAC Badger Kid

Royal Oaks 4th Grader Selected As WEAC Badger Kid

Nick Pica,  a fourth grade student at Royal Oaks Elementary in Sun Prairie has been selected by the Wisconsin Education Association Council to be the next Badger Kid.

WEAC offers its members an opportunity to nominate kids to be Badger Kids for various sporting events.  

Pica was nominated by physical education teacher Brad Lutes because of his high level of character in physical education. 

According toLutes, "Despite being extremely gifted athletically, Nick knows P.E. is an opportunity for kids of all levels to experience success. He helps students who are struggling and works to get everyone involved and experiencing success."  

Madison Ice Rinks Fall Victim To Warmer Temps

Madison Ice Rinks Fall Victim To Warmer Temps

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the Madison Parks ice rinks that opened earlier this week will need to close, according to the city of Madison Parks Department.

Only Warner Park Lagoon and Olbrich Park ice rinks remain open as of Friday, Jan. 6. However with the warm temperatures, these rinks may close for the weekend.

Madison Parks reminds everyone for their safety, please stay off the Vilas and Tenney lagoons. There is open water and thin ice. Water depths can reach more than five feet deep.

For the latest conditions, go to Madison Parks Outdoor Ice rink website at www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/iceRinks.cfm.

Big Ten Network To Showcase Global Impact of UW

Big Ten Network To Showcase Global Impact of UW

The Big Ten Network will debut "Impact the World," a powerful new original series that shifts the focus from the playing fields to the world stage.

The series travels to all 12 Big Ten universities to spotlight the life-changing influence they have around the globe through research projects that inform the way we live, think, learn and heal.

The show will cover two stories on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The first, scheduled to air Jan. 17, focuses on Engineers Without Borders, a student-run, nonprofit organization that works on five community-development projects around the world. The segment will explore the group's work as a whole, but will focus primarily on efforts in Rwanda, where UW-Madison's chapter of Engineers Without Borders has built a rainwater collection tank and is building a health clinic.

The Sett To Host 'Official' Badgers Rose Bowl Viewing Party

The Sett To Host 'Official' Badgers Rose Bowl Viewing Party

Where are you watching “Bucky vs Ducky?"

When the Wisconsin Badgers play the Oregon Ducks in the 2012 Rose Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2, "True Fans" can watch on the 18-foot HDTV at the official campus game watch location in The Sett at Union South. The event will feature Bucky, great food specials and other activities to celebrate UW’s return to Pasadena.

Though most of campus is closed, Union South will be open from noon until 10 p.m. 

Fans can grab a slice of pizza from Urban Slice, a scoop of Babcock Ice Cream from Daily Scoop or one of these specials in The Sett

  • Enjoy $2 brats while watching the game on the big screen.
  • Free soda refills at The Sett with proof of purchase.

Gear up for the game by picking up Badger gear from Badger Market. Right now fans can save $5 on a Badger T-shirt or $10 off Badger long-sleeved T-shirts or sweatshirts.

UW Unveils Special Rose Bowl Edition Badgers Uniforms

UW Unveils Special Rose Bowl Edition Badgers Uniforms

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled special edition Adidas football uniforms that the Badgers will wear for the 98th Rose Bowl Game on Monday.

The Badgers' new look is inspired by the tradition of the Rose Bowl and the school’s back-to-back trips to Pasadena.

The cardinal and white uniform features a Battle Rose design, including rose petal graphics within the jersey numbers, the Motion W helmet logo and stripes, Adidas Tech Fit compression base layer and Adizero gloves.