Capital Region kids frolic in snow day fun

November 16, 2018 06:25 PM

While many adults were not too happy with the snow, kids saw things differently. For them, it was a day out of school and a chance to get outside and play.

Capital Hills at Albany Golf Course is one of the most popular places for families to go sledding. Dozens of families came to the golf course on Friday to go sledding. However, we're told there would've been a lot more people had the Albany City School District cancelled on Friday.

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NewsChannel 13 caught up with people of all ages from kindergarten to high school coming to enjoy the day off with their friends. The heavy, wet snow made for good snowball and snowman making weather. It also made sledding a lot more fun once there were some tracks packed down by the first few dozen runs.

We also saw a man snowshoeing. He says it serves as a type of therapy for him. He likes coming to Capital Hills or going to Five Rivers on days like this.

Some middle schoolers say they like to reenact different wars on either side of the hills at the golf course. They said most recently, they did the French and Indian War. They're thinking they might do the Revolutionary War next. They say they like to reenact whatever it is they're learning about in class. However, they were a little disappointed that all of their friends couldn't be there to join them on Friday.

Lots of people also brought their dogs out for walks around the course. Most of them absolutely loving the snow.


Emily Burkhard

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