Published DateGILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is planning some Winter Carnival activities for the whole family on Wednesday, February 27. These activities will include a Cardboard Box Sled Derby and Curling Games.
The Cardboard Box Sled Derby competition will be held on February 27 at 10 a.m. at the Gilford Outing Club sledding hill on Cherry Valley Road. Participants in this program will build their own sled ahead of time and compete in a variety of races at the sledding hill the day of the event.
This program is open to participants ages 5 and up. All interested participants must pre-register by Monday, February 25. All interested participants should contact the Parks and Recreation Department for Derby design guidelines.
The Curling Games will be held at the Arthur A Tilton Ice Rink on February 27. A fun introduction to the sport of curling will be open to any interested participants. A game for children ages 6-17 will be held from 2-3 p.m. and a game for adults ages 18 and up will be held from 3-4 p.m. Curling is the sport of "sliding stones" down the ice in an attempt to get your "stones" closer to the target than your opponent. Although this activity is held on the ice, participants do not wear ice skates. Participants should dress to be outside and should wear sneakers or boots. All participants may register at the event.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Gilford Parks and Rec. at 527-4722.