IT perhaps lacked a little of the excitement of the Winter Olympics.
But if you closed your eyes you could imagine you were in the glistening snowfields of Vancouver instead of a damp, dismal February day in Huddersfield.
And even though the games come to an end this weekend, students from the University of Huddersfield will certainly be carrying on with their snow sports.
Huddersfield University Snow Sports Inc is the largest society at the Queensgate campus.
And yesterday, snow fans treated other students to a taste of their specialities by holding a social event at the Student Union.
They included a snowboard simulator, competitions, freebies and snacks.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness about Huddersfield University Snow Sports, known as HUSSI.
It is the most popular group among all the social clubs at the university with more than 60 members – even though Huddersfield is a long way from the Alpine slopes or the Rockies.
Vice-captain Robyn James, 22, was one of many to try her hand on the snowboard simulator.
“We want to encourage students to try a new and exciting sport,” she said.
Miss James, who is in her third year studying textile crafts at the university, runs HUSSI with captain, Jon Elliott, 21, also in his final year, studying music.
Both are very enthusiastic about their love of winter sports, including snowboarding and skiing.
Robyn said: “We plan lots of excursions for members, including trips to the Xscape snow centre in Castleford and trips to ski resorts abroad, usually at Christmas time and Easter.”
HUSSI meets every Thursday at 8pm at Verve Bar in Huddersfield town centre and membership costs £10 annually.
The students appreciate that winter sports are at an all-time popular high at the moment, especially with a Huddersfield girl representing Great Britain in Vancouver.
Fiona Hughes, 19, of Lindley, is a cross country skier for GB who is still relishing her first appearance at the Olympics.
She is determined to be back at the next Games in Russia, after finishing 68th in the Women’s 10K Cross Country skiing competition this month.
Fiona got her inspiration from Olympic roommate Amy Williams, another Brit who is coming home with a gold medal after winning the women’s Skeleton and breaking records along the way.
Back at Queensgate, Robyn said: “We’ve been following the Winter Olympics since the coverage started, even though we have been busy organising HUSSI and with uni work.”