In the dead of winter, what better way to pass the time than by going tobogganing?
St. Vital Park is getting two new toboggan slides and a four-season shelter to keep visitors out of the elements.
The city and province announced the $63,400 project on Thursday, one day after Environment Canada confirmed Winnipeg is in the middle of its coldest winter since 1979.
The two slides — both of varying height — and year-round shelter will replace the existing, aging toboggan slides.
Inspiration for the shelter’s walls, which feature a series of cutout V’s, came from a Mary Maxim sweater pattern which originated in Manitoba. The cutout V’s represent knit stitches.
The project will be completed by the 2014-15 winter season.