Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Bumped to National Mall - NBC4 Washington

Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Bumped to National Mall



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    Children run in and out of a snow blower's stream in Dupont Circle, Feb. 13, 2014. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    With the most snow for a D.C. winter since 2010, people around the area have had plenty of chances to throw it at each other this year.

    That continued Monday.

    The D.C. Snowball Fight Association, always ready to jump on the forecast, took the chance to organize a trademark snowball fight -- their third event in 2014.

    While the fight traditionally happened at Dupont Circle, shortly before the event Monday, organizers relocated to the National Mall due to large chunks of ice around the Dupont Circle fountain. Yes, it was too icy to have a snowball fight there.

    Inspired by the 5+ inches downtown, Monday's snowball fight took a more intense approach than the organization's last event, a snow sculpture contest.

    Builders, slingers and packers filled the National Mall for a chilly afternoon of fun. Those fighting on the front lines shielded themselves from the onslaught with upright-turned sleds.