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The band Icestock Rings in the New Year
Features / Life on the Ice
Tuesday February 02, 2016

Brisk winds blew through a bundled-up crowd, as they collectively bobbed their heads and swayed along to live music. The musicians played below large blue cutout letters that spelled out "ICESTOCK," McMurdo Station's annual New Year's celebration and the world's southernmost outdoor music festival.
Spotter Bill Ames guides operator Frank Aldridge and his forklift to dunk a basketball into the barrel in the Safety Rodeo Safety Rodeo Roundup
Features / Life on the Ice
Monday January 25, 2016

It was no ordinary heavy equipment safety lecture. On a windy Sunday afternoon, a crowd of McMurdo residents gathered at the at the cargo storage area above town to watch McMurdo Station's first annual "Safety Rodeo." Two teams from Fleet Ops competed against each other, driving IT-28 Caterpillar loaders through an obstacle course while a crowd sitting in the grandstands cheered them on.

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