I don’t know if this is more exciting for kids or adults… A 1,000 foot slip-and-slide will be hitting the Calgary streets this summer! If you haven’t heard, “Slide The City” is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event with live music, food, drinks, water, and the mecca of slip-and-slides: a soapy piece of vinyl that is longer than THREE football fields.
Bring floaties, water balloons, water guns, and anything that will be able to get people soaking wet. Have you heard of the Dad who invented that contraption that can fill 37 water balloons in 20 seconds? If not- I suggest you get one before heading to this massive water event, and then consider yourself well prepared. If you’re interested, here’s the HuffPost article on the genius Dad.
Coming to Calgary, AB- August 1, 2015
On August 1st, get ready to get wet and have fun. So mark your calendars and get your tickets, because registration has OPENED.
We're still not sure where the exact location of slide will be in the streets of Calgary, but I can sure think of some hills that would be great contenders! Typically, the Slide The City Facebook page will pose the question to locals for which hill is best, then after receiving feedback will work with local officials to make it happen.
(this will take you to the official Slide The City website)
Dates To Know For Price Changes
Early Bird Registration: February 25th, 2015
Regular Registration: April 8th, 2015
Late Registration: July 17th, 2015
Day-Of Registration: August 1st, 2015
Ticket Info & Prices (Updated for new information)
Single Slider- you'll receive a wristband allowing you one slide throughout the day. You'll also receive goodies including a water gun and mouth guard. This option is regularly $20 with online registration, $25 on the day of the event, and there will be a $15 early bird deal.
Triple Slider- you'll receive a wristband allowing you three slides throughout the day. You'll also receive goodies including a water gun and mouth guard. This option is regularly $35 with online registration, $40 on the day of the event, and there will be a $30 early bird deal.
VIP Slider- you'll receive a wristband allowing you unlimited slides throughout the day, PLUS, one hour before the slide opens for VIPer's only. You'll also receive goodies including a water gun (upgraded!), t-shirt, tube, hat and mouth guard. This option is regularly $55 with online registration, $60 on the day of the event, and there will be a $50 early bird deal.
Note: PRICES ARE IN US DOLLARS
To get an idea of what to expect, here’s what happened at their first-ever event (a huge success!):
Salt Lake City, Utah- First ‘Slide The City’ Event
On Saturday was the first Slide The City event in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you check out their site or Facebook page, you’ll see tons of photos and videos. Notice the huge smiles on everyone’s face!
3,000 tickets were available and each one of them sold out. So make sure you get your ticket quick! Ticket prices were from $15/single slide – $25/ triple slides and $35 for unlimited access. There were also VIP Tickets for $45 which gave an hour of exclusive sliding for VIP pass holders, plus lunch, t-shirt, and hat. All proceeds went towards Ronald McDonald House and the Utah Aids Foundation.
Looks like they had a BLAST!
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