One of the morning’s more popular attractions has been the Snow Slide presented by Huntington. It will be more than ready for fans of all ages this week thanks to the children from Children First Preschool, who spent the morning breaking in the 80-foot attraction.
There are three entry points for riders at the slide, and many of the children went down at the first entry, a “bunny slope” of sorts and riding in the laps of adults. The riders were all smiles as their classmates cheered them from the sidewalk.
Christie Gianni, one of the teachers at Children First in Columbus, said she and the other teachers were already planning to take their students out for a walk, but the route changed when they learned about the Blue Jackets’ fan event.
“They were really excited yesterday when we showed them pictures of everything,” said Gianni of her students, ranging between three and five years old. “The parents were building it up, too. As soon as they saw it, they were saying ‘Yes! We have to go!”
Gianni also appreciated the accommodating staff that allowed the teachers to go down the slide with the children.
As much fun as the children had, it is certainly an attraction for all ages. Some of the braver full-grown fans tackled the slide from its highest point.
Bridget Soisson of Columbus was one of those thrill-seekers, and recommends that all riders take it from the top at the Snow Slide presented by Huntington.
“There’s no other way to do it than all the way at the top.”
Blue Jackets fans are going for it all at All-Star Weekend.