It wouldn’t be a D.C. snowstorm without adults planning snowball fights and sledding outings.
The main snowstorm hasn’t hit yet, and there are already two Facebook pages advertising snowball fights for the weekend. The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association–a group that formed after the 2010 Snowmageddon and organizes, well, snowball fights–is planning a Star Wars themed fight in Dupont Circle Saturday.
The group is calling for those attending “SNOW WARS: The Snowball strikes up” to come clad in their best Star Wars costumes.
And if one day of snowball fighting isn’t enough, on Sunday, another fight is scheduled for Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park.
“Form your alliances and plan your attack,” the event page reads. “First shot will be at noon”
For those who prefer to sled, this winter you can do so on Capitol Hill without fear of arrest. Last March, a bunch of civically kids and their parents took to Capitol Hill with their sleds to protest a federal rule that prohibited them from sledding there.
The non-violent sled-in seemed to work. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) pushed for a provision in an appropriations bill that said Capitol Police should not enforce the ban.
Tim Krepp, who has two daughters and helped organize the sled-in last year, says if there’s enough snow, he’ll be out on Capitol Hill sledding.
“There will be a tiny bit of defiance involved,” Krepp said of his decision to take his kids sledding this weekend. “But mostly, this is just our neighborhood hill.”