Tag Archives: U.S. National Toboggan Championships

Bangor Deadly Luge’s grim reapers survive toboggan challenge

BDN Outdoor reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and Outdoors Editor John Holyoke, members of "Bangor Deadly Luge." (Photo by John Holyoke)

When the first child hid behind his mother’s leg, cowering in fear, I might have had the first inkling that convincing co-workers to dress up like death himself (or herself) might not have sent the friendly, “we care about you” branding message that I’d intended. Later, when our second BDN toboggan team had applied their […]

BDN teams to join hundreds at Camden toboggan races

A year ago, against my better judgment, I became one of hundreds of participants during the 23rd annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden, joining my co-worker Aislinn Sarnacki on a two-person sled. The best things I can say about the experience: First, I survived. Second, my teammate and I were so slow, we weren’t […]

Weather forces change at U.S. National Toboggan Championships

When a toboggan race is postponed due to snow, you know you might have a pretty hefty winter storm on the way. And that’s the case this morning: Officials of the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, with racing originally scheduled to begin on Saturday, announced minutes ago that Saturday is a no-go. Instead, all racing will […]

BDN Outdoors team heading to U.S. Toboggan Nationals

File under “The things you do for your bosses, whether those things scare you to death or not.” This weekend, some 30 years after I thought my official sledding career had ended, I am hopping onto a thin, wooden plank and hurtling down a gutter coated with ice in hopes of winning … WINNING! … […]