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Community Invited To Enjoy Family-Friendly Cruisin’ The Campus

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley invites the community to enjoy college recreational, educational, entertainment and athletic activities from Dec. 22 to Jan. 21 during Cruisin' the Campus for Winter. Here, a runner and some walkers stay warm and fit during last year's event. Many of the available opportunities are free.

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley invites the community to enjoy college recreational, educational, entertainment and athletic activities from Dec. 22 to Jan. 21 during Cruisin' the Campus for Winter. Here, a runner and some walkers stay warm and fit during last year's event. Many of the available opportunities are free.

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego will offer a sleigh-load of activities, recreation, athletic contests and entertainment over the college’s winter break during Cruisin’ the Campus for Winter, and college President Deborah F. Stanley once again welcomes the community to take part.

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley invites the community to enjoy college recreational, educational, entertainment and athletic activities from Dec. 22 to Jan. 21 during Cruisin' the Campus for Winter. Here, a runner and some walkers stay warm and fit during last year's event. Many of the available opportunities are free.
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley invites the community to enjoy college recreational, educational, entertainment and athletic activities from Dec. 22 to Jan. 21 during Cruisin’ the Campus for Winter. Here, a runner and some walkers stay warm and fit during last year’s event. Many of the available opportunities are free.

From Dec. 22 to Jan. 21, on or near the main campus, the community can enjoy scheduled free time stargazing at Shineman Center planetarium, browsing Penfield Library, skating at Marano Campus Center arena, hiking or doing a bird count at Rice Creek Field Station, viewing art or shopping at Oswego State Downtown, running or walking at Romney Field House and playing hoops or swimming at Lee Hall gymnasium and pool.

Laker fans and fans-to-be can cheer at the Pathfinder Bank Oswego Men’s Hockey Classic or conference and non-conference match-ups in men’s and women’s hockey, wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

Children can sign up for baseball clinics in hitting and defense, pitching and catching or for softball skills sessions on hitting and defense or a one-day camp.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times during Cruisin’ the Campus for Winter.

Parking is free and no permit is required during these dates, though reserved, handicap and overnight restrictions apply.

SUNY Oswego is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus; no use of tobacco or apparatus for smoking is permitted.

Time to chill

Planetarium, Room 223 of Shineman Center: “The Stars of Winter,” 2 and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31; “All About Black Holes,” 7 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 7, 14 and 21. The 45-minute shows are free, but seating is limited, so attendance is first-come, first-served.

Marano Campus Center arena: Open skate, 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 26 and 27, and Friday, Dec. 29; and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 7 and 14. Admission is $3 for the general public ($1 for SUNY Oswego faculty, staff and students with valid ID); skate rental is $3.

Rice Creek Field Station, Thompson Road about a mile south of State Route 104: Rice Creek Ramble, a family-friendly, naturalist-led walk, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 6, 13 and 20. Free; participants should dress for the weather and call 315-312-6677 the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Since program size is limited, rambles are unable to accommodate groups. Winter bird study takes place on a drop-in basis from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the field station is open; citizen scientists of any age can view birds at their feeders from indoors and assist by counting them.

Penfield Library: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Friday, Jan. 19 (weekdays only); and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

Oswego State Downtown, West First and Bridge streets: Art exhibition, “J. Lachlan Kadick: Displacement,” noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28, and Wednesdays on Jan. 3, 10 and 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29; Thursdays and Fridays, Jan. 4 and 5, 11 and 12 and 18 and 19; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 30 and Jan. 6, 13 and 20. The exhibition is free at this branch of the College Store.

Romney Field House (bring dry sneakers): 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, and, on weekdays only, Monday, Jan. 8, to Friday, Jan. 19.

Lee Hall Gym (bring dry sneakers): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 19, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15).

Lee Hall Pool: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Tuesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 19, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Games galore

For all ticketed athletic events, visit tickets.oswego.edu or call 315-312-3073.

Pathfinder Bank Oswego Men’s Hockey Classic, Marano Campus Center arena: Hobart vs. Manhattanville at 4 p.m. and Skidmore vs. Oswego at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5; TBD at 4 p.m. and TBD vs. Oswego at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Tickets are $8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with valid ID).

Women’s hockey, Marano Campus Center arena: Utica vs. Oswego at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, and Potsdam vs. Oswego at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Tickets are $4 ($2 for children ages 5 to 17; free for children under 5 and for SUNY Oswego students with valid ID).

Men’s hockey, Marano Campus Center arena: Nazareth vs. Oswego, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and Cortland vs. Oswego, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $8 (free for SUNY Oswego students with valid ID).

Women’s basketball, Laker Hall: Potsdam vs. Oswego, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12; Plattsburgh vs. Oswego, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13; New Paltz vs. Oswego, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16; and Cortland vs. Oswego, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets are $6 ($4 for children ages 5 to 17; free for children under 5 and for SUNY Oswego students with valid ID).

Men’s basketball, Laker Hall: Potsdam vs. Oswego, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12; Plattsburgh vs. Oswego, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13; New Paltz vs. Oswego, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16; and Cortland vs. Oswego, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets are $6 ($4 for children ages 5 to 17; free for children under 5 and for SUNY Oswego students with valid ID).

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving, Laker Hall: Buffalo State vs. Oswego, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Admission is free.

Wrestling, Laker Hall: Brockport vs. Oswego, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Admission is free.

Winter clinics

Baseball, Romney Field House: Hitting and defensive skills, noon to 2 p.m., and pitching and catching, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sundays Jan. 14, 21 and 28 and Feb. 4. These clinics are designed to increase the skill levels of boys ages 8 to 18. The hitting and defense sessions are $25 each; the pitching and catching sessions are $20 each. For more information, visit oswegolakers.com or email [email protected]

Softball, Romney Field House: Hitting skills session, 5 to 6 p.m., and defensive skills session, 6 to 7 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 31 and Jan. 14 and 28. Each session is $25; $50 for the day for each of the remaining three dates. Softball camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11; cost is $100. These sessions are designed to increase the skill levels of girls ages 10 to 18 in preparation for the coming season. For more information, visit oswegolakers.com or email [email protected]