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PHOTOS: Portraits of sledders

  • Alicia Spiewak, 15. "It's super fast. You can get to control it well," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Alicia Spiewak, 15. "It's super fast. You can get to control it well," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Lauren Spiewak, 12. "The colors are awesome and you can fit your whole body on it," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Lauren Spiewak, 12. "The colors are awesome and you can fit your whole body on it," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Heather Deacon, 11. "It can jump really well," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Heather Deacon, 11. "It can jump really well," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Annika Ljungholm, 11. "You can fit a lot of people on it," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Annika Ljungholm, 11. "You can fit a lot of people on it," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Matthew Burns, 10. "It goes fast," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Matthew Burns, 10. "It goes fast," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Lindsay Irwin, 14, and her fraternal twin sister, Natalie. "I like that it's thin and it's really easy to go fast on," Lindsay said about her sled. "I like that it's fast," Natalie added. The two were sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Lindsay Irwin, 14, and her fraternal twin sister, Natalie. "I like that it's thin and it's really easy to go fast on," Lindsay said about her sled. "I like that it's fast," Natalie added. The two were sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Andrew Leonard, 12. "It goes fast," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Andrew Leonard, 12. "It goes fast," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Thomas Burns, 14. "I can turn," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Thomas Burns, 14. "I can turn," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Alicia Spiewak, 15. "It's super fast. You can get to control it well," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Lauren Spiewak, 12. "The colors are awesome and you can fit your whole body on it," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Heather Deacon, 11. "It can jump really well," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Annika Ljungholm, 11. "You can fit a lot of people on it," she said about her sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Matthew Burns, 10. "It goes fast," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Lindsay Irwin, 14, and her fraternal twin sister, Natalie. "I like that it's thin and it's really easy to go fast on," Lindsay said about her sled. "I like that it's fast," Natalie added. The two were sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Andrew Leonard, 12. "It goes fast," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Thomas Burns, 14. "I can turn," he said about his sled while sledding at White Park with friends during a snow day from school on Tuesday March 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

With snow still falling through the afternoon yesterday, area kids took advantage of the snow day from school to sled at White Park. While taking a break from slipping down the hill, some shared why their sleds are superior.

Above: Annika Ljungholm, 11. “You can fit a lot of people on it.”

Below, left: Lauren Spiewak, 12. “The colors are awesome, and you can fit your whole body on it.”

Below, center: Heather Deacon, 11. “It can jump really well.”

Below, right: Matthew Burns, 10. “It goes fast.”

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