Time to get out your crazy carpets and snow racers.
Fort Saskatchewan has officially opened their five inspected tobogganing hills to the public.
"After that big dump of snow that we got, they are great to go," said Jean Dabels, manager of parks services. "We just ask that everybody be considerate of others when going up and down the hill."
The city suggests staying away from tobogganing in and on parking lots, roads, rivers and ponds.
Fort Saskatchewan's inspected hills are at West River's Edge, Westpark Drive, Amphitheatre, Campground and Langworthy. A map can be found here.
Some safety tips include:
- Wear a helmet to reduce the risk of head injury.
- Prevent strangulation by wearing neck warmers instead of scarves and avoiding outer clothing with drawstrings.
- Only toboggan in the daylight or on well lit hills.
- Go down the hill sitting up or kneeling on the toboggan. Never slide down headfirst or standing up.
- Be sure your path is clear of obstacles and people all the way down the hill.
- Stay in control of your toboggan. Avoid inner tubes and snow discs that are difficult to control.
- If you fall off or stop unexpectedly, quickly move out of the way of other tobogganers.
- Walk back up the side of the hill, away from other tobogganers.
The city also opened their outdoor boarded rinks recently.