Sledding on first big snow day of season

Posted at 3:26 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 20:46:11-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — All the fresh snow we've seen fall on Southern Colorado made for a great snow day if you didn't have to go to work or school. That also means many kids and their families bundled up in warm clothes, grabbed their sleds and snowboards, and went to popular parks to enjoy a snow day.

On Monday morning, News5 caught up with a few families at Cottonwood Creek Park, a popular place to go sledding. It was an enjoyable snow day for all ages, as kiddos and their families were all playing outside.

"I get to go down a hill over and over again, and I get to play with a bunch of snow," said nine-year-old Keea Kaono.

"It's really cold," said Jaron Fezatta, who was there with his four kids. "What is it like ten degrees outside, I think? A lot of snow coming down, but I love it, and that's why I'm here."

Because of severe weather, many schools were closed or transitioned to remote learning for the day. However, the Kaono family continued their tradition on the first big snowfall of the year.

"So every year it snows, we come out here and do this," said Katherine Kaono. "The kids have been waiting for enough snow so that we can go sledding, so we're out here weathering the cold."

It's hard to believe that Halloween isn't here yet, because with all the snow, it looks more like winter.

"It's looking a lot like Christmas," said WIlliam Palmer, another kiddo who brought his sled to the park.

When we asked Palmer what his favorite part about snow days are, he said, "that you just stay home from school and there's no work or anything. That's what I like about it."

Some other popular parks to go sledding at are Broadmoor Bluffs Park, Mountain Shadows Park, Quail Lake Park and Bear Creek Regional Park.