Malachi Sache, 15, slides down the hill outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Minus two-degree weather a warm welcome following cold snap in Chilliwack

People flocked to the hills Saturday, sleds in hand, to take in some snowy fun in Chilliwack

The temperature was minus two degrees Celsius, fresh snow had fallen the night before, and it’s the weekend.

It was the perfect mix for kids (and grown-ups) to grab their sleds, hike up a hill, and slide down it. And that’s exactly what people were doing outside the Chilliwack Coliseum and other slippery slopes around Chilliwack on Saturday.

The temperature was a warm welcome following record-breaking lows of -13 degrees earlier in the week.

READ MORE: Record-breaking cold and snow in Chilliwack hindering waste collection and travel

According to Environment Canada, the forecast calls for rain this evening with temperatures continuing to rise with a high of four degrees on Sunday, and a balmy 10 degrees Monday.

Rain is expected throughout most of next week.

RELATED: IN PHOTOS – Snow, record-breaking low temperatures hit Chilliwack


 

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Kids tumble through the snow outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Dozens of children and adults took advantage of the snowy slope outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A kid loses his balance and jumps off a snowboard while playing in the snow outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Mark VanderVeen and his five-year-old daughter Sophia shout with joy while sledding down the hill outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Little five-year-old Sophia VanderVeen gets a faceful of snow while sledding with her dad, Mark, down the hill outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Mark VanderVeen and his five-year-old daughter Sophia fall off their sled while playing in the snow outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Dozens of children and adults took advantage of the snowy slope outside the Chilliwack Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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