Bloomfield's Bold Sledding Adventure
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Bowers School Farm
Students! Design and build a sled capable of carrying a Bloomfield Hills Schools staff member down the Bowers School Farm sledding hill!
- Sleds must be made primarily of cardboard
- Other materials may be used, but must be safe for both rider and spectators
- Your sled must pass inspection prior to the race
- Sleds must be free of sharp materials - no staples, nails, or screws may be used
- Sleds must be designed and built by Bloomfield Hills Schools students (age-appropriate adult support allowed)
- All riders must be current Bloomfield Hills Schools employees
- You must be able to stop your sled and will be asked to articulate how you plan to do so during inspection
- Inspectors may ask teams to remove materials that are not deemed safe prior to the race
- Riders MUST wear protective headgear (bicycle helmet or ski helmet) and these will be inspected prior to the race as well
- To qualify as a finisher, the rider must be on the sled when it crosses the finish line
- One grand prize will be awarded (it's a surprise!)
- Each heat will consist of three sleds and riders - each sled will be timed and the fastest three sleds will go head-to-head in the last heat to determine the ultimate sledding champion
- One prize will be awarded for "most creative"
- One prize will be awarded for "best team spirit"
Rebecca Anders from Wing Lake Developmental Center
Joel Hohnke from Conant, and Mark White & Mike Cowdrey from athletics and recreation
Andy Gignac from West Hills & Brian Goby from Physical Plant
Mary Hillberry from Lone Pine
Nick Russo from Conant