Cardboard Toboggan Races

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Georgina’s annual cardboard toboggan races are back!

Get ready to hit the toboggan hill at the ROC on Friday, Feb. 3 

Spend your PA day with your friends and family on the toboggan hill.

Use your imagination and build the ultimate toboggan out of cardboard, then register and race it.

Award categories include fastest, farthest travelled, most creative, largest and “ROC” bottom.

Check-in time is noon with the first race at 1 p.m.

Download, complete and bring the registration and consent form with you to the ROC on the day of the event.

Cardboard Toboggan Races poster

Rules and regulations

Sled check-in time: Noon – 1 p.m.
All sleds must be checked in prior to 1 p.m. in order to compete in the race or be judged for any awards. (This includes a submitted registration form along with signed waiver release form for all participants).
Note: all sleds must pass inspection prior to being judged or allowed to race).

Sled design awards: 

  • Largest sled
  • Most creatively designed sled 

Cardboard sled races: 1 p.m. – approx. 3 p.m.

Race awards:

  • Farthest travelled (calculated by measurement)
  • Fastest travelled (calculated for Electronic Speed Determiner)
  • “ROC” bottom (Participation Award)

Participant and team information:

  • This event is open to participants of all ages.
  • Team entries may be made as an individual or as a team of 1-2 people.
  • All participants must wear a CSA approved ski helmet during the race (helmets areavailable for rental at the ROC Chalet).
  • All participants must submit a registration form and signed waiver form (for childrenunder the age of 18, they must have parental consent).
  • Costumes and themes are encouraged.

Toboggan/sled regulations:
All sleds must pass inspection in order to be allowed on the hill.

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 (accepted 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.

Competition and judging regulations:
Awards will be given out in the following 5 categories:

  • Farthest travelled  
  • Fastest travelled  
  • Largest sled 
  • Most creatively designed sled 
  • “ROC” bottom (Participation Award)

During the downhill portion, one team member may push their toboggan (maximum of four steps) before the starting line and must be in their sled with all other team mates prior to the back of the sled crossing the starting line.
All riders must stay completely inside of their sled at all times during the race.


The ROC 26479 Civic Centre Road Keswick, L4P 3G1 Canada