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Don't Forget Snow Day is this Saturday at Petco

Snow Day at Petco

I'm not sure if we are going to this again this year.  To be honest we felt a little out of place, since we didn't have any kids. It was eventful though, we had kids throwing ice at us from about 3 feet away. They were trying to throw it over this fence for some reason, the only problem is the line was right below the fence. They just kept tagging us over and over again. We ate Chili Dogs, chatted with the Pad Squad and got denied Padres Calendars.

Here's the reports from last year:

Snow Day Report

More Snow Day at Petco Pics

Petco Park to offer snow and sledding


December 7, 2006

What happens when you mix 50 tons of snow with free sleds and sprinkle it with children? Find out Saturday.

Snow will be dumped on the Park at the Park, at Petco Park, Saturday morning. Children can jump into the white stuff starting at 9 a.m. By 1 p.m., officials expect it will be too melted to play on.

There is no cost, but parents must sign waivers and children will be given wristbands before going into the park, said George Stieren, the Padres director of business public relations.

The event is sponsored by downtown real estate agents, Centre City Development Corp. and the Padres. This is the third year for the event at 100 Park Blvd. In past years, between 2,500 and 3,000 children participated.

In addition to a hill for sledding, there will be a flat area for smaller children to play. An artist will be building sand sculptures, the Padres Swinging Friar will dress up as Santa, and an area will be set aside for making ornaments.

-Dani Dodge