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Post-storm fun at Elver Park

Madison (WKOW) — Many across Madison spent their Saturday morning digging out of the 4 to 8 inches of snow that fell around the area.

But the sound of snowblowers quickly gave way to laughter at Elver Park.

As soon as the snow started falling Friday, many knew this was how they wanted to spend their day.

“It was my idea to get him out of the house and use some of that energy that he’s got,” Calum Carson said after taking his nephew out. “Get him running up and down the hill.”

After the New Year’s Eve snowfall, many got the taste for winter fun.

“It’s been awesome we were waiting for the snow to come and it’s finally here,” Fabiola Meneses said.

She brought her nieces and nephews out Saturday afternoon to take advantage of the fresh snowfall. Their favorite part?

“Coming down real fast,” Camila Zuniga, one of Meneses’s nieces, said.

But in order to get going fast, sledders had to climb to the top of the hill, a challenge in and of itself.

“It’s not the best part, but sturdy snow and haven’t face planted yet either so, so far so good,” Lauren Powell, a sledder there, said.

While the climb up may be treacherous, hundreds of people were out here braving the wind and the cold, and say it was all worth it for the slide down.

“Went down once, backward and hit a few surprise jumps but no broken bones so that’s good,” Powell said.

After a few good runs though, it was enough for many.

“Tired, but it’s good fun, we’ll probably come again,” Carson said.

Elver Park is open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

However the warming shelter doesn’t open until 11 a.m.

If you don’t want to sled, there is also ice skating and cross country skiing available at the park.

Francisco Almenara

Reporter, WKOW

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