Each February, during Dartmouth Winter Carnival, Occum Pond hosts a party. This enormous effort brings together the town of Hanover, Dartmouth College and the Occum Pond neighborhood for the benefit of young and old alike. Now in its 13th year, the Occum Pond Party is a free festival where all can participate in traditional winter activities such as sledding, skating and pond hockey as well as less traditional events such as penguin bowling and couch potato racing. The miniature ice palace is both festive and a fun place for kids to explore. Whether you desire to dash through the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh or to slowly savor maple sugar on snow, this is one party you do not want to miss. The 2011 Occum Pond Party is scheduled for February 12, 2011 from noon to 3pm. Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy all the activities Dartmouth College Winter Carnival offers.