The big news this weekend was the reopening of the RINKS!!!! From broomball to hockey to open skate, everyone got a chance to check out the ice.
The Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center (West Rink) is open to the public (Sheffield residents) for Open Skate each Sunday from 6-8 p.m., from Sunday, Nov. 17. to Feb. 23.
There was more going on - chess club in the alcove at Benson, trips to town, and the perennial favorite, ultimate frisbee - but for the moment, all eyes (and skates) were on the ice.
On Sunday, though, students finally left the rinks behind. Some headed for the big town - Hartford, that is - where they shopped at Cabela's and the Asian Market, then ate dinner at Chipotle, before heading home again.
Others decided to take advantage of this gorgeous fall weekend - orange and yellow and red leaves flew across Buck Valley and into the creek - by helping the Maple Syrup Corporation splitting wood.
By Sunday night, the books came back out, as we all got ready for another great week Under the Mountain.
See a slideshow here.
And check out this picture taken by Mr. Gulotta of that unreal autumn light!