Snow won­der­land

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - JELLYBEAN JOURNAL - JBJ RE­PORTER

HO-HO-HO. BRRRRRRR. It’s been snow­ing at Canal Walk, so wrap up warmly and try build­ing a snow­man.

There is also a gi­ant tube slide down a snow ramp.

The snow is made by a com­pany called Snow Pro­duc­tions which makes it from wa­ter us­ing a crys­talli­sa­tion process. This is a form of flaked ice that is crushed to snow and blast frozen to form lon­glast­ing snow par­ti­cles. They can make just over 16 tons a day at –8ºC while the pneu­matic sys­tem can de­liver the snow at a rate of a ton an hour.

There is also a chil­dren’s play area in the snow for build­ing snow­men and an area for par­ents to watch their kids.

The win­ter won­der­land will be in the Cen­tral Court from 10am to 10pm daily un­til De­cem­ber 30 (but it’s closed on Christ­mas Day).

Tick­ets range from R15 to watch to R60 for 20 min­utes on the tube slide.

On De­cem­ber 19 there will be the Snow­board­ing Rail Jam Com­pe­ti­tion in the Cen­tral Court with South Africa’s top snow­board­ers bat­tling it out to see who’s tops.

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