The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are just around the corner. This year, the games begin on Friday, February 9 and run through to February 25. If you are looking for an unconventional way to celebrate — whether you want to do so alone or surrounded by friends in a bar — there are plenty of ways to cheer on your favorite teams.
You can attend viewing parties taking place across the city or try a winter sport yourself in many of New York’s arenas. Here are 10 activities to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics:
1. Watch the Opening Ceremony
Kick off the games at the Renaissance Midtown Hotel, where you can sip on specialty cocktails and eat Asian-inspired fare from 6 to 10pm on February 9. In honor of the event taking place in PyeongChang, the DJ will also play Korean music as you watch the ceremony airing on 37 televisions. Better yet, all 8,000-square-feet of the hotel will transform into two lanes of street curling, where competitions will be held each day throughout the Olympics from noon to 11pm.
Additionally, the W New York — Downtown will launch a specially curated Soju cocktail menu and give out complimentary face masks to guests and visitors. Starting on February 15, the four W Hotels of New York will also offer the hotels’ first SWERVE cycling package. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to viewing parties.