One of the last big summer events to hit our fair city while it's still warm enough to comfortably show some skin is Slide the City, making a huge splash this Saturday August 15 at the Big O. The classic backyard activity growing up brought back to life, Slide the City's giant slip n' slide will span some 1,000 feet (about 3 city blocks!) running between Parc Maisonneuve and Parc Olympic for the most refreshing ride of your life.
As the big day is finally just around the corner, and since we're official partners, we thought we'd give you a little run-down of all the slippery details so you know exactly what to expect.
How much does it cost?
Single Slider – 1 slide anytime during your chosen session ($19 Regular Registration – $24 Day-of Registration)
Triple Slider – 3 slides anytime during your chosen session ($34 Regular Registration – $40 Day-of Registration)
Super Slider – Unlimited slides anytime during your chosen session ($49 Regular Registration – $55 Day-of Registration)
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Where do I get my wristband?
Tickets/wristbands will be available for pick-up at the registration tent when you arrive. You will also be able to upgrade if you feel like it at the event, as long as the option is not sold out.
What's included in the price?
Along with access to the slide, you'll also get a Slide the City mouthguard, temporary tattoo and a draw-string bag. Tubes are included in Triple Slider and Super Slider packages.
Do I need to bring a my own tube?
For saftey reasons, it's mandatory to use a tube to slide, so either bring your own or you can buy one on site. Tubes are included in Triple Slider and Super Slider packages.
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Are there any age/height restrictions?
You'll need to be over 5 years old and at least 3.8' tall. Children must ride on their own tube, but there is a reserved lane just for kids and their parents. Anyone under 18 years old will need sign-off from a legal guardian.
What do I wear?
Pretty much anything you want except no jeans or clothing with rivets.
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When time does it start/end?
Sliding starts at 10am and goes until 8pm.
Will there be other activities going on?
Yes! There will be plenty of food, drink and music on site to keep you entertained throughout the day.