Bobsled Race is ON again! (Whew!)

City of Rossland
By City of Rossland
January 26th, 2024
Hold onto your hats, Rossland! We’ve hit a game-changing moment for the Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race at the Rossland Winter Carnival 2024!
Following yesterday’s unfortunate weather-related cancellation of the beloved Bobsled event, the Public Works department, in collaboration with Winter Carnival, is thrilled to unveil the new, exclusive Bobsled-light event for Saturday January 27th.
With current temperatures ruling out an ice track, a snow course is taking shape on a shorter route, with the start line lowered to Spokane, between 3rd and 2nd Avenues. While certain sleds face design limitations, a considerable number are ready and eager to partake in this exciting new snow track event. While it may not mirror the traditional bobsled experience, we are confident it will captivate both spectators and participants alike!
Temperature Roulette:
Now, let’s talk about the wildcard – temperatures playing roulette around 0 degrees Celsius. The team is diligently crafting and grooming the course, but with the whims of Mother Nature, the final outcome on Saturday morning is still uncertain. We’re yellow-lighted – proceed with hope and keep those fingers crossed. After construction, a thorough inspection will decide whether this comeback story is destined for the winter sports archives.
Stay tuned for updates on the website and social media channels. In the meantime, bust out those snow dances and savor the remainder of Carnival weekend!
Big thanks to our dedicated volunteers, sledders and residents for spreading winter carnival vibes in Rossland! While the event may be slower, please adhere to the same spectator rules as the regular bobsled event.
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