Disney Skate Night Starts Homecoming Week
by Hannah Hubbard
This homecoming week started off as students decked out in Disney costumes attended this year’s skate night. Starting at 9 p.m., they traveled to EastLake Skating Center in Winona Lake for skating under black lights and disco balls. About 185 students rolled around the rink with “Let It Go,” “High School Musical” and “Darth Vader’s Theme” playing in the background. Looking into the flurry of skaters, tutus, fairy wings, pajama onesies and American flags could be seen.
The homecoming theme of “Disney” certainly shined through. People came in individual costumes, Alice in Wonderland, and together, the “Up” gang. All types of Disney films were represented – Marvel super heroes, older aminations like Aristocats, and, of course, the famous Disney princesses. A prince or two could be spotted as well. Even the Res Life staff joined in by dressing up in Disney reflected merchandise like Star Wars, complete with a light saber.
The DJ paused the music for limbo not long after the party started. More than twenty students on both skates and roller blades stepped up to the challenge. Many made it through the first pass but the next level thinned the line. One person held one foot and crouched as they breezed under the pole. The crowd seemed to hold their breath as the final few skaters reached the fourth notch. The winner, Nolan Underwood, went two notches lower than everyone else.
Towards the middle of the event, RD Tianna Frischman helped gather the “best dressed” for judging. The crowd decided who should win best costume with their applause. Bethany Ingram, as Captain Jack Sparrow, won funniest costume. The best dressed couple, Obadiah Clemans and Sarah Foster, went as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.