The Japanese snowball fighting team sport Yukigassen is rapidly gaining popularity in colder climes all over the world. Originating in Japan in the 1980s, the game is played on an outdoor snow court and blends elements of dodgeball and capture the flag.

The Sports and Rec department has now brought the sport to Seward, and though the first games have already been held on Feb. 28 and interest continues to grow, the Yukigassen scene is Seward is still in its infancy.

To offer a those interested a taste of what the sport is about, Sports and Rec has released a video through Raincloud Productions to showcase Yukigassens first event in Seward, which appears to have been a rousing success.

The video can be viewed at