CALGARY – Despite chillier than normal temperatures, many hit the slopes for World Snow Day Sunday.
The event focuses on getting people outdoors and involved in winter sports.
At Canada Olympic Park (COP), children under 12-years of age got in for free.
There were also a number of activities, including a race course for children and a half-pipe.
“I think it’s just the fact of being able to go outside with the family and get everybody out there. It’s kind of hard these days to get the kids out of the house and away from the TV, so I think that’s a good way,” said Simon Leduc from Burton Snowboards Canada.
This year, there were more than 600 events planned in 42 countries.
Global weather anchor Jodi Hughes said Sunday was expected to be cold but then a good old fashioned Chinook would come to the rescue and it will warm up overnight from Sunday to Monday.