Annual ‘Flurry’ ice skating event attracts larger crowds

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Wollman Rink, located in a scenic area of Central Park, was reserved for NYU and filled with students skating to the latest pop hits, mingling with other students and snacked on candy apples and ice cream.

The Inter-Residence Hall Council held their sixth annual Flurry event on Tuesday, Nov. 5. An event that has been extremely successful, Flurry is a night of ice skating, food and music that is free and open to all NYU students.

This year, a much larger crowd was present, even on a Tuesday night. Hundreds of students to the IRHC’s double-decker tour buses Uptown to take a break from exams and papers and spend time with friends. But some students felt the event lacked some details and additional activities compared to last year.

“There were definitely more people this year,” Steinhardt sophomore Jennifer Lu said. “But I feel like the event was better executed last year. There was free food and the photo booth had fun props. But overall, I had a lot of fun this year, too.”

Other students enjoyed the ice skating and the trip to the rink on the open-top double-decker tour buses. Stern sophomore Priyanka Athavale, who was attending Flurry for the first time, enjoyed the transportation to Central Park.

“I loved sitting in the open air and seeing the views. I had never been on a bus like that before, so it was really exciting. It was almost as fun as the skating,” Athavale said. “I’m definitely glad I decided to attend Flurry this year.”

IRHC students and volunteers helped throughout the process — everything from transportation from the rink, getting on the ice and the ride back.

“I’m just happy that it’s really popular and there are so many people that come,” Flurry volunteer and CAS freshman Katharine Yang said.