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Ward 3 News: 'Tis the season-tobogganing is back!

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With the first few snow storms under the city’s belt, Calgarians are heading to the hills for one of winter’s greatest pastimes – tobogganing.

Did you know that The City of Calgary has designated several parks and green spaces as sites appropriate for tobogganing? These hills have better landing areas that make the activity safer. They are also inspected on a monthly basis for obstacles.

There are several things you can do to keep your family safe while tobogganing.

  • Always wear a helmet to protect your head from injury.
  • Assess the hill before tobogganing, as conditions can change from day to day.
  • Jumps should not be created.  The City will remove them for safety reasons.
  • Avoid hills that are not designated for tobogganing.  Undesignated hills can be dangerous, and you can be fined $100 under a City bylaw if you slide down them.

Click here for a complete list of designated tobogganing and sledding hills.


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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