WATCH: Some Sledding Efforts in North Texas Work Better Than Others (#SledFail)

[UGCDFW-CJ]Justin TX
Marla Hand

With a little ice on the ground and a day off from school, creative North Texans attempted to sled and have fun in the cold using an assortment of flat-bottomed things.

People who couldn't go to work or school took advantage of the burst of extreme winter weather this week — a wintry mess that is more common elsewhere in the country during the season but that is less frequent across North Texas.

Some methods, as you'll see below, work better than others.

Below is a collection of videos (some sledding, some not) shared by NBC 5 viewers as they enjoyed the spate of "bad weather."

Jump to: People Sledding | Dogs/Dog Sledding | Vehicle Sledding | Other Cold Weather Fun

People Sledding

Icy Ride, Tumble (Funny)

A Baltimore native captured the now infamous video of a mother caught on video smacking her rioting 16-year-old son amid Freddie Gray protests, NBC News reported.<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/baltimore-unrest/who-took-video-baltimore-mom-beating-would-be-rioter-son-n350091" class="linkout" target="_blank"> Read More</a>

Bucket Sledding

A San Francisco judge announced a settlement Wednesday in the long-running legal battle over the troubled Millennium Tower high-rise – a deal that sources say is on the order of a half-billion dollars.

Snow "Boarding"

Most of the remains of a dismembered baby girl found dead in South Los Angeles at the weekend are still missing, detectives said.

Sledding Fail

Sledding Crash/Fail

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Pool Float Sledding

 
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Dogs/Dog Sledding

Roxy the Boxer Loves the Ice

The earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people has prompted fears of a potential cholera crisis in Nepal -- the same country that exported the devastating disease to Haiti, NBC News reported.<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/nepal-earthquake/cholera-nepal-n349686" class="linkout" target="_blank"> Read More</a>

Enjoying the Ride

Delylah Meets Ice for the First Time

The minor league season is one week in the books. Dalton Johnson breaks down how a handful of Giants top prospects have looked early on.

Vehicle Sledding

Jeep Fun

Pointing to a wave of violence in Baltimore, Hillary Clinton said in New York City Wednesday that the nation's criminal justice system has gotten "out of balance" and must be restored through steps such as the use of body cameras by every police department in the country.

Four-Wheeling in the Sleet

Two championship girls basketball teams from Oakland high schools will be widely feted in the streets Friday as their victory parade winds its way through dozens of neighborhoods.

Parking Lot Donuts in Arlington (Not Recommended)

McKenzie's moves the past three years have built a foundation for sustained success, says former Packers GM Ron Wolf

Other Cold Weather Fun

Bella Skating Outside

Pope Francis has added his voice to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job, The Associated Press reported. Francis also lambasted the attitude of some who blame the crisis in families on women getting out of the house to work. He says such attitudes are a form of "machismo" that shows how men "want to dominate women." Francis made the comments during his Wednesday general audience.

Winter Fun - Ice Skating in the Street

If you are or were an AT&T wireless customer, you might have money coming back to you because of a $105 million settlement and the deadline to file a claim is May 1.

Polar Bear Plunge

Jeep Club Rescues Truck

 
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