Archery Night Fun

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Students and members of the community practice their shooting during archery night. Photo by April Carver

Students and members of the community practice their shooting during archery night. Photo by April Carver

Students do not need to be Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen to come to archery night.

Archery night is held on Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. until 6:50 p.m. in the West campus gym (325 W 100 N, Ephraim, UT). For only $5 (each time) members of the community can come enjoy a different kind of stress reliever.  “I love doing archery as a hobby and I’ve been taking the class all four semesters I’ve attended Snow. Archery is a fun way to destress and focus on something other than school” said Sarah Slansky, a Snow College student.

Archery night is for all skill levels, as a beginner there are people who are willing to help others learn.  This is an opportunity to improve skills, or learn new ones. This event is family friendly and all are welcome, so come and bring a friend to introduce to archery.

There are a three kinds of bows that archers are allowed to use: longbow, recurve bow, or a compound bow. There is a limited amount of bows for archers to use during archery night so archers are encouraged to bring their own bow, equipment, and arrows.

The community education coordinator, Graysen Fox said, “My love is making things happen and being a catalyst for events. We love to pair up instructors to help the community have the never stop never attitude.”  This event is not limited to just students; it is also open to the community.

“Archery is a sport. It’s not all blood and guts hunting, only about 10% [of archers] are hunters. It’s not a lot of pressure, just have fun and learn to shoot a bow. Relax, have fun.” said Dean Olson, the archery instructor.  For some of the archery nights they will play games such as shooting balloons and shooting apples off of a mannequin head. Other times it is simply a place to practice.

As noted on the Snow College calendar, “All are welcome based on proper experience and aptitude levels. Instructor reserves the right to refuse anyone. Safety first.”

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