Ditchball

Winnipeg makes hockey more complicated.

Leave it to architects at the University of Manitoba to make winter work for them. Ditchball is an annual tradition at U of M that essentially involves them digging a large ditch and covering it with water so it freezes. Then they divide themselves into teams, dress up in full hockey gear (less the skates) and try to ‘score’ by getting a large beanbag style ball from one side of the ditch to the other. If you’re still confused, watch the YouTube video. If you’re still confused after that, well, just enjoy Winnipeg architects looking like goofs in the middle of the winter.

This week’s Frandoms are by Sean Diamond, a partner and co-founder of Diamond Integrated Marketing.