Snow Tubing in August

August 10, 2013 | By

As part of the City of Milton’s Flickers and Flurries program (summer 2013), SnowKings of Atlanta provided a mountain of snow to allow everyone to enjoy snow tubing on a hot August Saturday.

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Many are complaining that we’ve had too much rain this summer, but the City of Milton was thinking they didn’t have enough snow!

As part of the city’s free “Family, Fun, Flicks & Flurries” summer event series, snow tubing was available at Friendship Community Park last Saturday. Amazing technology provided by SnowKings turned 8,000 pounds of crushed ice into a 10 foot high, 45 foot long, snow-covered slope, the perfect venue for snow tubing. Almost everyone who tried it enjoyed it, and many got back in line to do it again!

For lots of young children there, the blow-over from the snow gun was their first experience playing with ice and snow. Some parents who didn’t want to miss the fun rode down the slope with their child on their lap. Gavin Lynch, 9, summed it up perfectly with, “That snow tubing was awesome! I’m having a great time!”

There were many interesting attractions at the park in addition to the snow tubing. Be Dazzle-Do created wild, decorated hair styles, The School Place in Roswell provided free arts and crafts, and Sound Solutions kept spirits high and fingers snapping with the great music that was played during the entire event.

Additionally, the Milton Fire Department brought a truck and let attendees get into the cab. Two civic-minded young women from Girl Scout Troop 27332 were at the park selling homemade baked goods to raise money to make improvements at Friendship Park.

To see a 2-minute video of Saturday’s fun at the park, use the Scan App on your smartphone on the QR code accompanying this article.

For more information on the City of Milton’s special events, contact Angela Thompson, special events and projects manager, at 678-242-2530 or

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