Winter Playground

Alyssa Oliver of Red Deer climbs along the top of a pile of snow on Sylvan Lake on Saturday

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Alyssa Oliver of Red Deer climbs along the top of a pile of snow on Sylvan Lake on Saturday. During near blizzard conditions skaters braved the elements while participating in the Sylvan Lake Ice Marathon while children at the event took to the pile of snow for their own enjoyment.