Beaver County's 56th Annual Snow Shovel Riding Championship

Beaver County's 56th Annual Snow Shovel Riding Championship

Jan 26

11:00 am

03:00 pm


Old Economy Park

5 Forcey Drive, Ambridge Baden 15005

Join us for the Beaver County's 56th Annual Snow Shovel Riding/Race Championship at Old Economy Park, 5 Forcey Drive, Baden. Enjoy hot coffee, hot chocolate, and treats before and after the race. Spectators can stay warm by the burning barrels while enjoying music being played by the DJ and watching all the fun!
*Registration is from 11am to 12pm. Race begins at 12:30pm to 3pm.
Anyone can enter and there is no registration fee. The rules are simple: Sit or lay on the a straight edged shovel, then push off from the starting line down the 165' hill to the finish line! If you fall off, jump up and run thru the finish line with your shovel. Each contestant gets two timed runs down the hill in the division they enter, except for modified where only one run is conducted.
Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place finishers in each of seven categories: Girls 10 and under, Boys 10 and under, Girls 11-17, Boys 11-17, Adults 18 & over, Seniors 55 & over, and the always entertaining Modified Division. Modified is an all-ages race that permits the use of other types of homemade sledding devices as long as a straight edged shovel (not pointed) is touching the ground and attached. Prizes are awarded based on the fastest time.
Registration is held at the Maintance building (garage) at Old Economy Park across from the Barn. Children under 13 must have a parent or guardian signed waiver for their participation. Practice runs are on your own and can be made up until the start of the event which begins at 12:30pm.
If it is determined that there is not sufficient snow on the hillside to hold a competetive event, it will be postponed to the following Saturday, and on and on thereafter until the event is held. If the event is not held by Saturday, February 23, the event will be cancelled for the year.