Snowball Fight (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.
Learn to Play Yukigassen details
The weather is perfect for making snowballs! We’ll be bringing our snowball makers, which make 45 snowballs at a time, to the park behind the Albert Community Centre on March 17 to test them out and teach people how to play yukigassen, the sport of snowball fighting.
- Sunday, March 17
- 2-3 p.m.
- At the park behind the Albert Community Centre
- Free event
- Register here
Participants must wear eye protection! We will provide safety glasses to anyone who doesn’t have a helmet with a visor or ski goggles.
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 used deflated tennis balls wrapped with duct tape. They fall flat like snowballs and the duct tape keeps them from getting wet. It’s not as fun as snowballs but the game is still fun to play!
I have a few friends who want to play, but not enough to make a team. Can we still play?
Yes! Each of you should register as a single, and let us know in the comments that you’d like to stick with particular players. We’ll do our best to keep you together, and we’ll give you the option to take a refund if we have to split you up.
What’s your refund policy?
If a participant or team wants to cancel their registration, Play Sask will offer a full refund up to one week before the start of the season or event. After that time, fees are non-refundable.