South Koreans rush to buy sledges in snowfall

South Koreans are rushing to buy sledges

Location: Seoul, South Korea

With ski resorts closed or operating at limited capacity

families have turned to snow slopes close to home

Date: January 8, 2021

(SOUNDBITE) (Korean) SOUTH KOREAN FATHER OF TWO BOYS, JOE CHOONG-HYUN, SAYING:"We tried to buy sledges yesterday but couldn't find one, they are all sold out. So, we brought these mats as substitutes. It's still great that my sons can enjoy sledding and that we have a place near home which can replace the sledding parks."

Major retailers have run out of stocks of plastic sledges

Supermarket chain E-Mart sold nearly 2,200 sledges in six days

more than three times its total 2020 sales