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Best Places for Sledding in Oxford

Recommendations from your neighbors—for both the kids and adults!

Are you ready for some sledding? Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Are you ready for some sledding? Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
If you're brave enough to step outside in the bone-chilling cold today for some fun in the snow, we've got a list of the best places to sled in Oxford.

The suggestions come directly from your neighbors, in response to a post we put up on our Facebook page Tuesday night, and they include tiny slopes for little ones as well as the steeper grades for big kids.

  • Great Oak Middle School
  • Punkup Road
  • Newgate Road
  • Reality Road
  • Loughlin Road
  • Governors Hill Road

Share Your Snow Pics

Whether you're sledding, building a snowman or just having a good old-fashioned snowball fight, pop on over to the Community Boards to share your pics with friends and neighbors.

What You Need to Know About Frostbite

While it was snow conditions that led the district to delay the opening of school Wednesday, the arctic temperatures can be equally dangerous. Temperatures are in the single digits, and it feels even colder with the wind chill.

For those who do go out, here are some safety tips from the CDC:

At the first signs of redness or pain in any skin area, get out of the cold or protect any exposed skin—frostbite may be beginning. Any of the following signs may indicate frostbite:
  • a white or grayish-yellow skin area
  • skin that feels unusually firm or waxy
  • numbness
A victim is often unaware of frostbite until someone else points it out because the frozen tissues are numb.  

If you detect symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care. Because frostbite and hypothermia both result from exposure, first determine whether the victim also shows signs of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a more serious medical condition and requires emergency medical assistance.

If (1) there is frostbite but no sign of hypothermia and (2) immediate medical care is not available, proceed as follows:

  • Get into a warm room as soon as possible.
  • Unless absolutely necessary, do not walk on frostbitten feet or toes—this increases the damage.
  • Immerse the affected area in warm—not hot—water (the temperature should be comfortable to the touch for unaffected parts of the body).
  • Or, warm the affected area using body heat. For example, the heat of an armpit can be used to warm frostbitten fingers.
  • Do not rub the frostbitten area with snow or massage it at all. This can cause more damage.
  • Don’t use a heating pad, heat lamp, or the heat of a stove, fireplace, or radiator for warming. Affected areas are numb and can be easily burned.
Dawn Sotir January 22, 2014 at 01:51 PM
Where on Punkup Rd?
Craig Zac January 23, 2014 at 07:50 PM
In the streets? Are you crazy? I might be driving up them at the same time! Lol
Dawn Sotir January 23, 2014 at 09:52 PM
The snow mobiles and quads when it snows on this road are bad enough, I hope people aren't sledding on Punkup! Snowing or not, people think this road is a raceway!

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