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Snowballs make rare appearance in the SCV

Community: Ice Station Valencia hosts Snow Day Sunday

Posted: November 28, 2010 10:43 p.m.
Updated: November 29, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Ben Elliott, 5, right, closes his eyes as his older sister Hannah Elliott, 9, left, throws a snowball at him at the Ice Station Valencia in Valencia on Sunday. Snow Day Sundays will be available for two more weeks at the rink.

 

hristmas, Santa Clarita Valley children have a chance to play in the snow at the Ice Station Valencia.

On Sunday, Hannah Elliott, 9, picked up a small pile of snow, packed it into a snowball and hurled it at her younger sister Abby, 7, then laughed and ran away. Her younger brother Ben, 5, picked up some snow and dropped it, watching it fall to the ice-covered ground.

“Woooow!” he exclaimed, with a big smile on his face. 

Snow will fall at the Valencia Ice Station again for the next two Sundays.

Event manager Michal Robertson said that the idea behind the event was to let the youngest children play in snow, while the older children and their parents can enjoy ice skating.

The snow provided is cut from the ice of the rink and then dumped into two piles on a smaller rink, where children can play without putting on skates.

The child’s admission for Snow Day Sundays is $10, and it’s all-inclusive. For parents, it’s free to enter the rink and $3 to rent the skates. Beside skating and snow activities, Ice Station offers ice-skating and hockey classes, bumper cars on ice and free hot chocolate.

Later in December, a winter camp for kids will also welcome local families.

This is a fun family snow-time for four kids and their grandparents Gene, 70, and Janet Price, 62, while the children’s parents are off to a romantic date for their 12th anniversary.

“It was really, really fun. We got hot chocolate and played in the snow,” Hannah said. “There was a lot of white.”

“Kids are very excited,” Janet Price said. “It’s very ‘Christmas-sy.’”

For information and directions, visit www.icestation.net or call (661)775-8686.

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