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snow snakes

This traditional Inuit game is adapted from the rules used in the Arctic Winter Games.

Players:

 

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Any Number

 

Equipment:

 

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A "Snow Snake" - wooden spear approximately 4'6" long and 3/4" in diameter.  ** A broom handle is a good substitute **

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A level playing area with some snow

 

How to Play:

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Pack down the snow in your playing area to form a trough with banks on both sides.  The Arctic Winter Games standard is 10' wide with 1' banks and at least 100m in length.

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Mark a throwing line at one end of the trough.

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Players take turns throwing the spear to make it slide as far as possible along the surface of the snow field.
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Throws must be underhand

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Players may run up to the throwing line, but not cross it with any part of their body.

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Distance traveled is measured from the throwing line to the tip of the spear when it stops or to the point where it exits the trough.

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The player whose spear travels the farthest wins.