Snowball Fights & Yukigassen
Yukigassen is the sport of snowball fighting! A fast-paced, outdoor winter team sport, teams consist of 7 players, and the game has rules similar to dodgeball and capture the flag. The winning team gets the other team out first by hitting them with snowballs, or by capturing their opponent’s flag.
Games are 9 minutes long. Play Sask hosts coed rec sports for adults, so all games are mixed-gender, and players must be at least 19+. Games are self-officiated. All players must wear eye protection, whether that be a helmet with a visor, ski goggles, or provided eyewear.
2020 Snowball Fight / Yukigassen season
The weather needs to be perfect for making snowballs, so we’ll be organizing drop-in games through our Snowball Fight / Yukigassen Facebook group when there’s enough snow and the temperatures hit the sweet spot (around -1 to +1).
We’ll be bringing our snowball makers, which make 45 snowballs at a time!
Participants must wear eye protection! We will provide safety glasses to anyone who doesn’t have a helmet with a visor or ski goggles.
Frequently asked questions
What if it’s too cold to play or the weather is bad?
We’ll cancel the event if the temperature dips below -27 with the windchill. At those temperatures, frostbite can occur in 10-30 minutes. For other winter weather, we’ll cancel if a weather warning is issued from Environment Canada.
What if there’s no snow? Or what if it’s too cold to make snowballs?
If there’s no snow or it’s too cold to make snowballs, we will use tennis balls. They act a lot like snowballs. It’s not as fun as snowballs but the game is still fun to play!