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City unveils kicksleds for winter programming
Navigate ice and snow on one of 12 new City of Edmonton kicksleds now available for residents to discover through City winter programming and local festivals.
Kicksleds are an adaptation of a chair on skis. They can carry passengers, or gear on the seat, and the sleds can be especially helpful to those with mobility challenges. They’re used for winter transportation in Scandinavian countries and are great for getting out, being active and having fun. In pairs, they are even used for races.
“The new kicksleds are a fun, easy way to get Edmontonians out embracing the winter months,” said Councillor Ben Henderson. “They are an innovative idea to help build enthusiasm about our great winter city.”
Two of the sleds will go to River Valley Programs, 2 to the Community Recreation Program Team and 2 to each of the 4 district Neighbourhood Parks and Community Recreation office.
The Community Recreation Program Team will take the sleds to various community league events and the district offices will have the kicksleds available to be signed out. The River Valley Program Team will take the sleds to various festivals, events and introduce them to school groups.
“We are looking forward to having the kicksleds at our winter events. They will be fun for all ages,” said Kris Morra, Marketing Director for the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
The kicksleds are part of the WinterCity Strategy to help make Edmonton more livable, more inviting and more fun during the winter months.
The Hot Chocolate Squad is visiting toboggan hills at select parks and delivering free hot chocolate every Sunday in February as a reward for residents who are out enjoying winter!
Source: Real Estate Weekly