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Carpinterians Make the Most of Their Snow Day

Ten tons of the white stuff are trucked in by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce to make downtown a balmy winter wonderland

Intrepid ice skaters had varying levels of success during the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s snow day Saturday on Linden Avenue.

Intrepid ice skaters had varying levels of success during the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s snow day Saturday on Linden Avenue.  (Gary Lambert photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

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Despite sunny skies and balmy temperatures, there was snow Saturday in downtown Carpinteria.

The white stuff wasn't courtesy of Mother Nature, but rather the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, which had 10 tons of snow trucked in.

Linden Avenue downtown was closed to traffic to provide room for snow play and outdoor skating.

Those in attendance also were treated to music, a bicycle-safety obstacle course, a mobile bike shop, food trucks, films and other activities.

The event, which ran from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., was sponsored in part by Chase Bank.

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