PHOTOS: Pentictonites have some fun in the snow

6-year-old grade one student Emily Ruth was one of the many children out enjoying a day of sledding at Columbia Elementary School after the winter’s first snowfall in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)6-year-old grade one student Emily Ruth was one of the many children out enjoying a day of sledding at Columbia Elementary School after the winter’s first snowfall in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
About 15 kids and their parents hit the hill at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton for some sledding Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)About 15 kids and their parents hit the hill at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton for some sledding Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
6-year-old grade Queens Park Elementary student Emily Ruth was having a blast playing in the snow at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)6-year-old grade Queens Park Elementary student Emily Ruth was having a blast playing in the snow at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
6-year-old grade Queens Park Elementary student Emily Ruth was having a blast playing in the snow at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)6-year-old grade Queens Park Elementary student Emily Ruth was having a blast playing in the snow at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton’s iconic peach looked a little frosty Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 after the city received about 5 to 10 centimetres of snow. (Jesse Day - Western News)Penticton’s iconic peach looked a little frosty Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 after the city received about 5 to 10 centimetres of snow. (Jesse Day - Western News)
City workers had Penticton’s lakeside walkway at Okanagan Lake cleared of snow by approximately 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 after snow began falling in the city that morning. (Jesse Day - Western News)City workers had Penticton’s lakeside walkway at Okanagan Lake cleared of snow by approximately 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 after snow began falling in the city that morning. (Jesse Day - Western News)
City workers had Penticton’s lakeside walkway at Okanagan Lake cleared of snow by approximately 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 after snow began falling in the city that morning. (Jesse Day - Western News)City workers had Penticton’s lakeside walkway at Okanagan Lake cleared of snow by approximately 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 after snow began falling in the city that morning. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Kids weren’t the only ones having some fun in the snow at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Maurice Martel and his friends broke out the snowskate and built a small jump. In this photo Martel attempts a pop shove-it off the kicker. (Jesse Day - Western News)Kids weren’t the only ones having some fun in the snow at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Maurice Martel and his friends broke out the snowskate and built a small jump. In this photo Martel attempts a pop shove-it off the kicker. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Snowskater Tyler Lacroix goes big with an ollie off the kicker at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 after the city’s first snowfall of the winter. (Jesse Day - Western News)Snowskater Tyler Lacroix goes big with an ollie off the kicker at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 after the city’s first snowfall of the winter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton received its first snow of the winter this morning (Monday, Dec. 21). And while it looks like the snow might not stick around for long in the city, some locals headed out to make the most of it while it lasts.

About 15 kids and their parents hit the hill at Columbia Elementary School in Penticton. It wasn’t just kids having fun though, a group of snowskaters also headed to the school to hike a jump and practice their tricks.

Although the city received a rare heavy snowfall in October, today’s snowfall marks Penticton’s first of the winter season as Dec. 21 also marked the first official day of winter.

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