Kids play in the snow patch at the Brooks City Base Snow Day. Photo by Scott Ball.

Many people in San Antonio can finally say that they have in fact seen snow in South Texas after Saturday’s snow day at Brooks City Base. Sure, it started with a giant machine shredding 40,000 pounds of ice into frozen dust, but it’s close enough. The snow blanketed a field at Brooks City Base along the corner of Southeast Military and South New Braunfels Avenues. Families lined up with anticipation after a 60-foot snow slide was formed and tested by an adult. Seeing snow for the first time is something the children there will never forget.

“This is what it’s all about. This area belongs to families and we are excited to be welcoming even more new families to Brooks City Base,” said Leo Gomez, president and CEO of Brooks City Base.

Children seemed to get a boost of energy when playing in the snow, from snow angels, to wrestling, and even multiple snowball fights ensued in the open field. This free event also had a DJ, actors dressed as characters from the hit film “Frozen,” and even an ice cream truck for the brave.

Add’l Notes: Snow Day was made possible by Brooks City Base, The Landings, South San Antonio Chamber and Texas RoadHouse.

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Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.