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'Skiing' and sledding part of Acadiana winter weather activities

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 16:02:22-05

It's not often that Acadiana sees significant amounts of winter weather.

And area residents are always quick to take advantage of the fun when snow and ice accumulate on roads and lawns.

On Monday, with temperatures below freezing and ice everywhere, Acadiana got creative.

Eunice City Marshal Terry Darbonne donned his homemade skis and hit the "slopes" at his home in Eunice.

The skis were two pieces of wood and the slopes were the slight incline of his driveway.

With a hard hat and neon orange ski poles, Darbonne managed a quick trip down the driveway. He also made an ice angel.

See his Facebook post below

Another snow and ice day activity: sledding.

For Matthew Blanchard, that included sitting in a lawn chair on top of a sheet of wood while being pulled down the street by a golf cart.

The frozen roadway provided a great surface for what they've called "Cajun Ice Sledding."

See the video below:

"Cajun Ice Sledding" on frozen Acadiana roadway

Johnna Fontenot shared video from Ville Platte this morning which is sure to melt your frozen heart.

Bundled up in her winter best, Baby Zay'la took what is probably her very first sled ride down a iced over roadway.

Her mode of transportation, a small blue whale pushed by a family member.

Baby Zay'la takes a sled ride in Ville Platte

When you're short on sledding materials, sometimes the best place to look is the kitchen.

That's where 11-year-old Collin Carline found his one-of-a-kind sled, a pizza pan.

With pan in hand, Collin made the most of the ice covered backyard.

Pizza pan sledding in Youngsville (Brooke Carline)

A group of Breaux Bridge men who took on Monday's frozen temperatures with a polar plunge, also did some ice sledding.

With a tiny red sled and cart to pull it, the icy streets never stood a chance.

Breaux Bridge group takes on ice sledding

The embankments along the Vermilion River by the Camellia Bridge in Lafayette were a great spot for sledding.

Dave Baker's sons John and Thomas Baker spent some time taking advantage of the incline which was covered in a layer of ice on Monday morning.

Ice sledding down the hill by Camellia Bridge in Lafayette

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