June 03, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Summer SnowFest June 14 at Jordan Valley Park

The 13th Annual Summer SnowFest returns to downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway Saturday, June 14, noon to 4 p.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow made from ice shavings from Mediacom Ice Park. The event also features entertainment, interactive games, snowman building, moonwalks for the smaller kids, and more.

Several times a day, Ice Park staff resurfaces the ice with a Zamboni, a machine which shaves irregularities and smooths the ice. The Zamboni collects the shavings, which are normally dumped and allowed to melt. Over the last few weeks, Ice Park staff allowed the normal ice depth to nearly double on the West Rink to about two inches. Saturday, staff will shave the ice back to its normal depth of 1.25 inches and haul the fluffy, white snow shavings outside for Summer SnowFest.

Summer SnowFest is FREE. Concessions are available. The event is sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

For more information, call Jeff Cumley, Jordan Valley Park Manager, at 417-837-5710. For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.