November 8, 2014– Snowball making and snowman building are not the typical activities in the province of Bulacan. But today, Bulakeños will be able to experience winter fun with the recent opening of SM City Marilao’s SNOW PLAYGROUND.
The 12 x 4 meter or 48 square meter mobile ice attraction is first of its kind in North Luzon shipped from Italy. SNOW PLAYGROUND accommodates 30-35 people at a time. It uses highly sophisticated snow-making machine that freezes potable water for as low as -10 to -15 degrees Celsius while rapidly turning frozen water into small ice crystals or snowflakes; letting customers interact with simulated snow and experience winter activities with the below 0-3 degree Celsius temperature.
Children and adults alike will definitely enjoy this unique experience as the playground is filled with colorful pails, shovels and toys to create fun shapes for building snow figures.
During the opening, group of ecstatic crowd were dressed and present for their snow day fun. Multiple layers of clothing, boots, fur-lines and fleece pullover were among the variety of get-ups of shoppers for the snow playground. Others donned in thick jacket, gloves and knee high socks.
Because the new ice attraction is nestled at the heart of Bulacan, shoppers can enjoy the festive treats without going through the traffic and crowded attractions in the metro.
Complementing the ‘SNOW PLAYGROUND’ is gigantic prehistoric four-legged woolly mammoth ‘Manny’ and acorn-obsessed saber-toothed squirrel ‘Scrat’ from the movie ‘ICE AGE’. Set in the mountainous ice formations of Antarctica, SM City Marilao unveiled its Ice- Spectacular holiday centerpiece at the east wing of the mall with kids and families in mind.
“Christmas is for kids and families” said Mall Manager Bernadette D. Velasco. “Our ice attraction would definitely be a chance for kids to try winter activities and an exciting family day out during the holidays” Ms. Velasco added.
SM City Marilao will also stir up festive happenings on the next few weeks with dazzling entertainment, spectacular fireworks, holiday performances, special kid activities and character appearances that will surely thrill Ice Age patrons, young and old.
Apart from the centerpiece unveiling, gift giving to the underprivileged children and launching of Bears of Joy also highlighted the program. SM encourages shoppers to put a smile on children’s faces by purchasing the SM Cares Bears of joy for only P200. Shoppers get to keep one bear and donate another while proceeds together with the bears will be donated to charitable institutions nationwide.
Snow Playground is scheduled to remain open until January 4. Entrance fee is inclusive of rubber boots in various kiddie and adult sizes. Guests below four years old must be accompanied by an adult, and are encouraged to bring their own jackets/ sweaters, legwarmers and gloves.