Cardboard Sled Races (A Winter Carnival Event)

February 10th, 2024

Design and build a human-powered, corrugated cardboard sled capable of withstanding the descent hill at Hill Park. How creative can you be using only corrugated cardboard as a building material? There will be awards for the Best Design, Fasted sled and Furthest travel.

Come out and join the fun!!

SLED CHECK-IN TIME: 30 minutes prior race;

· 10:30 am –check in

· 11:00 am—Individual/Team 12 & Under

· 11:30 am  - Individual /Team 13 to 17 yrs

· 12:00 pm - Individual/Team 18 +

· 12:30 pm - Family (Must have one adult 18+ and all other riders 17 and under)

**All sleds must be onsite and checked in order to compete

· Family-(must have 1 adult rider and all others 17 and under)

**All sleds must be onsite and checked in order to compete.

Check-in includes:

  • · Attendance check-in
  • Volunteer will confirm your completed registration consent waiver form at the Hill

REGISTRATION FORM - Must be submitting in advance and dropped off at Town Hall by Monday, February 5th.(4:30 pm)

WAIVER FORM - The waiver form must be brought to sled check in or submitted to the Recreation Department beore Monday, February 5th (Noon).      

  • · Cardboard sleds will inspected by staff/volunteers
  • · Once pass inspection, you will receive your registrant number.
  • · Volunteer will confirm all participants have a CAS approved helmet


· Most Creatively Designed Sled Award

· Farthest Travelled Sled Award (calculated by measurement)

·  Fastest Sled Award (calculated by speed)

JUDGING: Volunteers/staff will judge all three categories after the event, once all data/information had been collected. Award winners to be announced and participants can make arrangements to claim their prize


1. This event is open to participants of all ages.

2. Team entries may be made as an individual or as a team of 2-3 people.

3. Family entries can have a maximum of 6 on their sled

4. All participants must wear a CSA approved helmet during the race

5. All participants must submit a registration form and signed waiver form (for children under the age of 18, they must have parental consent).

6. Costumes and themes are encouraged.

7. To qualify as a finisher, you/entire team must be in your sled as it crosses the finish line,  rather than chasing it or being chased by it.


Sled must pass inspection in order to be allowed on the hill. Teams/Individuals whose sleds do not pass inspection will not be allowed to participate.

Acceptable Sled frame materials include the following:

  • · Cardboard
  • · Tape
  • · Paint
  • · Wax
  • · Tin foil
  • · Plastic sheeting
  • · Shower curtain
  • · Zip Ties
  • · Garbage bags
  • · Flags (as long as they meet materials acceptable)
  • · Tarps or Poly Tarps
  • ·  Some Glues
  • · Any material that does not compromise the safety of the participants or the integrity of the hill (to be deemed acceptable by the inspectors prior to event).

Materials NOT acceptable to use include the following;

*If you are unable to remove such objects from your sled, you will not be allowed to race.

  • · NO hardware is permitted (wood, hard plastic, metal, screws, piping, etc.)
  • · Traditional sleds may NOT be attached (i.e. crazy carpets, GT’s, saucers, etc.)
  • · Your sled must be free of sharp edges, pointed objects or any other feature that may be deemed dangerous by the inspectors.
  • · You may NOT use: tar-based substance; epoxy glue; fibre-glass resin; two-part varnishes or any other two-part substance; or glues that harden into solids that may be deemed dangerous or may potentially leave hazardous debris on the hill.
  • · You may NOT use screws or material; mechanical fasteners; nails; staples; or any other means of holding your sled together that may be deemed dangerous or may potentially leave hazardous debris on the hill.


  • · Listen to the direction from staff/volunteers at all times.
  • · Racers are allowed to receive a “push off” at the top of the hill.
  • · All riders must stay completely inside of their sled at all times.
  • · No more than 6 participant in a family sled
  • · A sled is permitted to be in more than one race.
  • · All sled racers are required to wear helmets
  • · Be safe and have fun!

Safety and fun are our objectives. Competition is secondary