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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student Shilpa Sweth, left, toasts a second s’more over a blazing fire while junior Minjae Song and senior Maria Platero chat after finishing theirs at one of the 10 fire pits set up around Campus Pond for “Fire & Ice,” a winter celebration held on Thursday to kick off the spring semester. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst sophomore Anna Niezrecki meets Chief, one half of the Muddy Brook Farm Belgian draft horse team of Chief and Chet that was powering wagon rides around Campus Pond as part of “Fire & Ice”, a winter celebration to kick off the UMass spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 1/28/2022 2:05:19 PM
Modified: 1/28/2022 2:04:01 PM

AMHERST – The University of Massachusetts held a winter celebration, “Fire & Ice”, on Thursday to welcome students back for the spring semester. The event featured ice skating at the Mullins Center practice rink and outdoor games, horse-drawn wagon rides and ten individual fire pits (marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers provided) spaced around the shoreline of Campus Pond. The affair was hosted by Student Affairs & Campus Life which also had help from several other entities including Campus Recreation and UMass Police.

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