As I have said before, our driveway is very steep and in general not fun. When we have ice (like today) It quickly becomes impassable. We cope with this by parking at the bottom of the hill and trying not to have to leave the house.
With the kids though, it is easier to load them in a sled or put them in snow pants and have them slide down the hill. Better than risking them slipping and falling and cracking their heads on the ice.
Of course eventually it will all melt, but in the meantime the kids love the chance to slide on the ice.