UNH to host annual “Get Out of Bed and Shred” expo
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 16:02
The seventh annual “Get Out of Bed and Shred” ski and snowboard event is getting the UNH community ready for the winter season.
The expo was originally set to take place this Tuesday, Oct. 30, but due to the curtailed operations on campus, has been rescheduled for Thursday Nov. 1 in the Granite State Room at the MUB.
“My favorite part of the event is just getting people stoked for the winter,” said Steven Rubinstein, a first-time participant for GOBS and a student participating in Recreation Management and Policy. “Skiing and snowboarding are pretty popular in this area, and around this time of year everyone is itching to get back on the hill, so I think people
get pretty excited for the event.”
All those attending the event will have an opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for prizes, which will be donated by the many vendors. All proceeds from the raffle go to support Northeast Passage at UNH. There will also be videos, music, ski and snowboard equipment, lift tickets and more.
Rubinstein is promoting this event to the fullest. “Students should get involved because it will get them even more excited for the coming winter, and if they participate in the raffle they will be supporting a great cause as well.”
Nicole Foster is another student participating in GOBS through Recreation Management and Policy. Both Rubinstein and Foster are first-timers at the event and both said they are excited to promote winter sports on campus. “It is important for everyone to try to stay active during the winter,” Foster said.
The event is sponsored by the Recreation Society and organized by students in the Recreation Services Program Design class, including Rubinstein and Foster, as well as Will Humphrey, Nelson Brown, Nina Russem, Ted Gettinger, Jeff Porter and Ben Cayes.
Foster has a positive message for students thinking about attending the event: “If they have any interest in skiing or snowboarding [they should] definitely go check it out,” she said.