Whilst sliding you will be feeling g forces of several times your body weight pushing down on your body, and speeds up to 125km/hr. Please ensure that you have met the safety requirements before putting your body under such G forces:
- Are you between 14* and 75 years old (*children between 14 and 16 must ride with a parent or guardian at a 1:1 ratio/one adult per child)?
- Participants under 19 years old: Will you have a parent or guardian present to sign your waiver when arriving at the Sliding Centre? (government ID required at check in)
- Do you weigh between 90lbs (41kg) and 270lbs (122kg) in full winter clothing? (You will be weighed at check in. We highly recommend ensuring you are within the weight restrictions before arriving at the centre to avoid disappointment)
- Are you between 4'6" (137cm) and 6'8" (203cm) in height? Are you able to bend below the crash line of the sled/its side walls?
- Do you have the physical strength to lift yourself in and out of the sled?
- Do you have the physical strength and dexterity to be able to strongly grip the safety handles within the sled?
If you have answered NO to any of the above, unfortunately you will be unable to participate in our public sliding program, due to health and safety guidelines.
- Do you suffer from any heart conditions or have any previous head, neck or back injuries?
- Are you or could you be pregnant?
We do not recommend taking part in our public sliding program if you are pregnant or suffer from a heart condition or any chronic, recent or severe head, neck or back injuries. This is due to the pressure put on the body when sliding. If you have any concerns please consult your doctor.
Please note that the potential risks associated with this activity may include motion sickness, nose bleeds, bumps and bruises, ice rashes, neck and back injury and sprains/broken bones.
- For your own safety you must also:
- have a basic understanding of English & the cognitive ability to understand/follow instructions
- not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- not be taking any medication that could impair judgement or physical dexterity