On an unseasonably warm November day, the Indians previewed
their new winter plans for Progressive Field, dubbed Snow Days. Through Jan. 2 (or
possibly longer), visitors have the unique opportunity to be on the field where the Indians play. Each day, the ballpark will be filled with 150 tons of snow and a
variety of winter activities, including the Frozen Mile, an ice skating track
that wraps through the field and under the bleachers; the Batterhorn snow
tubing hill that starts at the top of the bleachers and shoots tubers out to the
field; and Winter Haven, a lighted walking trail through the outfield.
The family-friendly entertainment features activities for
all ages: Along with eight adult lanes on the Batterhorn, there are two
shorter children’s lanes, a small skating rink and a play area called Slider’s
Snow Mountain. Standard ballpark concessions also will be available and attendees can enjoy them
by a fire pit or in the heated dugouts.
And in the unlikely event that northeast Ohio continues to
see warmer winter days, the Indians promise that they can maintain the snow in
temperatures as high as 70 degrees.
Pricing and times for Snow Days vary. For more information,