Snowball Fights Against The Law In WI Town
At the intersection of good old fashioned fun and liability comes this: Throwing a snowball in a Wisconsin town could get you arrested and charged for breaking the law. Apparently there is a city ordinance against snowball fights on the books in Wausau, Wisconsin.
The law is broad in its definition - but does specifically call out snowballs:
"No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means, at any other person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the city."
According to news reports, even though snowballs are included in the ordinance - and - people have been convicted of violating it as recently as 2017, city leaders can't recall anyone actually ticked for "snowballs".
It appears that common sense should rule the day here. While throwing snowballs can be good-natured fun, the participating parties should exercise safety; powdered snow can be fun if the receiving party is okay with the game, but snow that's packed with rocks or ice chunks can be a totally different story.