Community Events & Winterfest 2019
Skate & Swim
The CDRS sponsors a free skate and swim program for any holders of a community league membership at the following locations.
Skate: Castle Downs Recreation Centre
THIS YEARS FREE SKATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Swim: Grand Trunk Leisure Centre:
Sunday: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Whereas CDRS is tasked with providing recreational
opportunities for the citizens of Castledowns;
Whereas we live in a city that is covered by snow and
ice for at least eleven- and one-half months of the year;
Whereas we are growing our tradition of hosting a
Winter Festival to celebrate our major season;
Whereas we need a unique event to anchor the Festival
to draw interest and new participation
“I move that CDRS establishes an Annual Pallet Parade
to be held during the Winter Festival.”
Teams will build and decorate a pallet. They will then push, pull, drag this sled
along a path. Think of a one-at-a-time
parade. The big idea is to get people to
work together and be outside doing something stupid.
There will be prizes.
Best decorated corporate sled.
Most community members on a sled. I suggest CDRS
sponsors this event. Prize will be a pizza party.
Best decorated family sled - I am sponsoring this
contest and will award a grand prize for the best decorated family sled.
The rules will be:
Each sled must be built on a standard wooden pallet
(40” x 48”). Up to three pallets may be
used as a base.
The pallet may have devices attached below to help it
slide over the snow.
The ratio of riders to propellers cannot exceed five
propellers (yes that is a real word) for everyone rider. (You can’t have one
rider and six people pulling).
The sled must be able to be propelled 47 big steps.
It must be people powered only. NO engines, NO dog teams, NO cats.
The pallet may not be higher than 15 cm above the
All teams must be CDRS community members. (How do I
become one? Sign up for a membership at efcl.org with one of these great
community leagues: Baturyn, Carlisle,
or Cumberland Oxford)
The total sled (including riders) must not weigh more
than six African elephants.
The maximum height is 68 meters. Maximum width is 3
meters. Maximum length is 7.589 meters.
All participants will sign a waiver acknowledging that
they are aware that this is stupid and impending death is highly likely.