Americans go snowboarding, skiing, and posing in city streets after "Snowzilla"

People participate in a snowball fight after a blizzard, at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, USA, on Jan 24, 2016.
People participate in a snowball fight after a blizzard, at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, USA, on Jan 24, 2016. PHOTO: EPA
A decorated snowman stands in Central Park on Jan 24, 2016 in New York City.
A decorated snowman stands in Central Park on Jan 24, 2016 in New York City.PHOTO: AFP

A massive blizzard dubbed "Snowzilla" dumped 68cm of snow in New York’s Central Park, and paralysed Washington DC over the weekend.

Near-record-breaking snowfall was piling up in cities up and down the East Coast, and as the storm ended, thousands came out to enjoy the fresh snow.

Here's a look at some of the antics people got up to:

Casey Neistat, who runs a popular YouTube channel, went snowboarding on the streets of New York on Saturday.  He did not have rope so he resorted to using a 30-foot (9m) HDMI cable, he told Buzzfeed. He cruised through Times Square raising an American flag, and performed stunts with a friend who skied. His video had more than 18 million views on Facebook by Monday (Jan 25).

Mr Neistat and his friend were not the only ones who broke out a snowboard and skis. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BA5VJW8p52-/?taken-by=ruffusl

Others went snow diving and swimming in the powdery snow.

Dancers boogied in the snow.

In West Virginia, the thick layer of snow became a makeshift freezer.

https://twitter.com/BlakePindell/status/691385623022800897

And it wasn't just humans having fun. Videos captured a Giant Panda at the Washington National Zoo frolicking in the snow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mii1E46Tn8

Dogs revelled in the cold weather.

So did this Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Princess Elsa from Disney cartoon Frozen came out for a spin too.