On Saturday, Feb. 6, over 400 alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members gathered at the Heffner Alumni House for the Big Red Freakout Ice House.

The annual Ice House tradition, held in conjunction with the 39th annual Big Red Freakout hockey game, features a pre-game buffet dinner and pep rally (complete with visits from Puckman and the RPI Pep Band) and face-painting and “tattoo” services provided by the Red & White Student Organization.

This year also featured a popular Rensselaer-themed photo booth, also sponsored by Red & White. Fans were invited to return to the Heffner Alumni House post-game for drinks, desserts, and snacks, and the chance to meet the team and coaching staff.

A men’s hockey alumni reunion also took place during Freakout weekend. More than 70 former players returned to lace up their skates for the annual alumni game, and to reconnect with teammates. They met the current coaches and team, and were feted in an on-ice ceremony during the game.

The Engineers were defeated 4-2 by Clarkson in the Big Red Freakout game.