From hiking to hockey: Dads Weekend hosts numerous events for Bobcats to enjoy

Bobcats, the Dads are in town. Ohio University’s Dads Weekend starts on Friday, Nov. 6, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 8. The weekend is going to be full of beautiful weather and fun activities for everyone.

Court Street is always a popular destination for students and their families, but there are numerous other events that the OHIO community has scheduled for the weekend.

If you and your family members are interested in outdoor activities, then you can participate in the day hike through Conkle’s Hollow in the Hocking Hills. The hike begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and participants are asked to meet at Ping. Tickets cost 20$ per person but transportation and a small meal will be included.

Dads can also have the chance to enjoy the arts, with concerts and films throughout the weekend. The Athena will be screening “The Blues Brothers” on Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $6.50 per person.

FANGLE Mangazine will host an acoustic concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday. FANGLE FEST will feature local acoustic, indie, and alternative acts and will take place outside of Scripps Hall at Wilhelm Amphitheater.

The OHIO Men’s Basketball will be battling Rio Grande to open the season for #HoopsFest16. The game begins at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center. One ticket also provides admission to the Bobcats’ women’s basketball game at 11:30 a.m. and the volleyball game at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets are $20 per person and students get in free with a valid OHIO ID.

The OHIO Hockey team will be playing this Friday and Saturday night against Michigan-Dearborn at Bird Arena. The doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.

If you want to play sports instead of watching them, there will be a Dads Weekend Basketball Tournament from 11a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday at Ping Center Area C. The tournament is retro-themed and costs 20$ for each team to register. Winners will be awarded with a Ohio University Intramural Championship T-shirt.

Alden Library will be transformed into a miniature golf course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for the Fourth Alden Open. There will also be a live optishot 2 review, for those interested. Obstacles such as giant foods and spinning wheels will be placed on the course which winds through the study spaces and bookshelves of the library.

A complete list of scheduled events and ticket information can be found on Ohio University’s website.


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