The decommissioned Sumner Smith Rink got a facelift of its own just prior to the start of the Commons renovation project. This gallery opens with a photo of the rink as it appeared in August—a shell of a building open to the elements. The following shots showcase the metamorphosis that turned the facility into a bright and cheery dining hall that was open for business by January. Dubbed “UnCommons” by the students, the newly refurbished rink will find new uses as a special events facility once its days as a temporary dining hall are over. (Photos courtesy of John Hurley, David Chase, Ellen Hardy, and Steve Porter).
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