Snoball season is here

Ice Breakers Snoballs in Aberdeen has been making people smile for over a year now. They are adding new games and will be featuring food trucks on a rotational basis.

Ice Breakers Snoballs offers New Orleans’ style shaved ice with over 500 flavors and serves sugar-free and dog snoballs too. There are 14 toppings to include gummies, sour apple, sour cherry, sour tsunami, fairy dust, a chili-lime flavoring, and marshmallow and whipped cream.

Co-owner of Ice Breakers Snoballs-Aberdeen, Shawn Finely, demonstrates how to make a rainbow snoball.

They are available for events and have been covering about 60 per season. They do weddings and other adult events as well as youth events. They were at NASCAR and the Coca-Cola 600 event. There is one snoball van, and the owners are planning on expanding to meet demands.

Snoball prices begin at $2 and go up to $5, and toppings are extra. The water is filtered twice for purity, and they make their own ice shavings to enhance flavor absorption and enjoyment.

“There wasn’t enough for children to do here,” co-owner Shawn Finley said about the decision to offer free entertainment to families in Moore County.

Finley said the sandbox in the free entertainment area was so popular they are adding another, along with two more basketball set-ups and a surprise game he is making. Party bop and kids bop sets the tone for fun as customers are handed their snoballs as they enjoy a picnic table setting surrounded by game choices.

Snoball season is here Aberdeen

Jack Murphy doodles on the chalkboard March 30, 2021 as he waits for his snoball.

The family-friendly venue has checkerboards on the picnic tables and cornhole games across the lawn. Oversized Legos and vertical tic-tac-toe are near the tables where parents can oversee children. The games and tables are disinfected each day, and hand sanitizer is provided.

Groups up to 10 are welcome to celebrate a small birthday party. Groups over 10 are invited to call (910) 637-0298 to plan a party with Ice Breakers Snoballs.

They are open from noon until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are open on Sundays from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. The address is 504 S. Sandhills Blvd. 

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram at icebreakerssnoballs for updates, announcements of food trucks, events and job opportunities. Food truck operators and smiling faces searching for employment are invited to contact the owners at (910) 637-0298 or

Owners Shawn and Tasha Finley and Wayne and Sandy Diggs own two other Ice Breakers Snoballs in Sanford and Laurinburg.

Feature photo: Shawn Finley of Ice Breakers Snoball holds out a snoball for Onyx White as her mother looks on.

~Article, photos, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Stephanie M. Sellers.

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