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The Sleddy
Flat Fork Creek Park
Calling arctic amateurs, ice kings and polar queens! The Sleddy... coming winter 2017 to Flat Fork Creek Park.

What do you get when you combine a world-renown surf tournament and a giant sledding hill? The Sleddy! Inspired by The Eddie Aikau Invitational ("The Eddie") is the ultimate big wave surf tournament in the world. It only takes place when the conditions are just right at Hawaii's Waimea Bay. Some years the tournament is "on". Other years, it's "off". The precise conditions needed for the event are a key part of what makes the event world famous.

Fishers Parks & Recreation is embracing this event and recreating it for our community. The Sleddy may take place between January 3rd, 2017 and March 19th, 2017 pending the right conditions at Fishers' Flat Fork Creek Park.Fishers Parks & Recreation will release a statement 24 hours in advance if The Sleddy is "on". All registered teams will assemble at the designated event time with their sledding devices and we will launch The Sleddy.

In the meantime... recruit teammates. Create a sledding device. Compete to win. Children and adults are invited to compete
in this ultimate sledding competition. Stay connected on social media, Fishers Parks & Recreation will announce the date and time to meet at Flat Fork Creek Park for the event. Upon arrival at the park, teams can tailgate in the parking lot. Continue reading for details about participation and various rules and regulations for the event. 

Participation:

  • Each sled must have one pilot, and at least two crew members. Teams can have up to five team members (one pilot, and four crew members). Register your team now!
  • All riders must have read and understand the rules and sign a liability waiver.
  • If you do not pass the inspection, you may not be allowed to participate or may not be allowed on the hill.
  • All occupants of a sled MUST provide and wear protective head gear (i.e. bicycle helmet, ski helmet, etc.)
  • No more than 5 occupants will be permitted on any one sled.
  • In order to qualify as a finisher, you must be in or on your sled during the ride. The sled may not ride down empty, and you may not jump out of the sled. Where you and your sled stop together will be the distance of your run. 
  • All participants must be able to stop their sled. You must be able to explain or demonstrate the ability to stop your sled at the time of inspection. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Competing teams will be judged in three categories, and first, second and third place will be recognized. Categories include:

  • Speed – score based on how fast the sled travels down the hill on a police radar.
  • Distance – score based on how far the sled travels down the hill.
  • Creativity – score is determined by the design and originality of your sledding device and your crew. The more inventive, the better!

Visit our rules and regulations page for additional details about sled device construction, day of details and tailgating rules. Team can also check out Winterfest to view sledding device ideas from a similar event!