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Make Your Best Sled for Indian Springs Metropark’s First Cardboard Classic

The Metroparks Cardboard Classic at Indian Springs Metropark takes place Sunday, Feb. 10.

What can you create with a few pieces of cardboard, some tape, paint and glue? Make the fastest and most imaginative two-person sled to compete in the Metroparks Cardboard Classic at Indian Springs Metropark on Sunday, February 10.

Children and adults are challenged to create a two-person sled to race down the park’s sledding hill. Fun prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners for fastest and most creative sleds.

Registration and creative judging begins at 10:30 am; races start at noon. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the final race, where fun prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners for the fastest and most creative sleds.

Sleds must seat two individuals and be composed of only the approved materials: cardboard, tape, paint and glue. Any type of tape, such as masking tape or duct tape, is allowed. Racers must also be able to see out of their sleds. Any sled not in compliance with these regulations will be disqualified from competition.

Please preregister for this event at 810-494-6026. All participants must complete a release form on the day of the event to compete; those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian onsite to sign for them. Release forms are required for anyone riding a sled for the competition.

Indian Springs Metropark is located at 5175 Indian Trail, White Lake. For more information, please call the park at 248-625-6640.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily. General information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.

Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. A regional park system, the Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering 25,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports.

(Source: Huron-Clinton Metroparks)                                               

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