message from the Federation of Calgary Communities
Building Safe Communities Program
Winter is a great season to get outdoors, especially the thrill of tobogganing and/or sledding. Here are some helpful reminders if you decide to partake in this fun winter activity:
- Inspect your ride
Inspect all your equipment for any cracks or broken parts, this includes toboggan or sled, helmet and ensure that you can keep your equipment under control.
- Be cautious
Slide during the day time and in well-lit areas, be aware of potential hazards like holes, fences, trees and signs.
- Ready, Set, Slide
Ensure the path is clear, keep control and kneeling or sitting feet first face is the safest method to ride.
- Maintained hills
Did you know that the Parks and Bylaw prohibit toboggan or sledding downhill in a city-maintained park? However there are 20+ hills across the city that has been maintained for your safety. To find which hills are maintained for public use check the city website at calgary.ca