CAMDEN — As usual, fun and fanfare ruled the day at the 2020 U.S. National Toboggan Championship, Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Camden Snow Bowl.
The annual three-day event was shortened to two days after a Friday snow, sleet, rain event forced the cancellation of practice runs.
Saturday racers, however, appeared undeterred by the shortened schedule. Sun and slightly warmer temperatures than last year kept the sleds moving and the socialization flowing.
The costume parade included a few false starts for the sake of a filmmaker in action. By the time the parade officially started, everyone knew exactly where to fall in line.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bus shuttle service from downtown Camden; $5/person (under 12 free) roundtrip; Shuttle bus pick-up downtown at Village Green
9 to 11 a.m.
SECOND RUNS for 4-person and Experimental teams (Optional for fast times)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Snow Bowl open for skiing and snowboarding
WORLDS RACE – all first place 4-person teams from PAST 29 YEARS are eligible to race
(NEW) Best Crafted Toboggan line-up and judging in front of bleachers
FINAL RUNS – begin with two runs each, 2-person teams, then proceed with 3-person, 4-person and experimental teams
TOP 40 – 2-person teams
TOP 40 – 3-person teams
TOP 50 – 4-person teams
TOP 25% – Experimental teams
3 p.m. (approx.)
Awards ceremony in Tobogganville at the timing building and chute