WINNIPEG — The toboggan slides and shelter at St. Vital Park have been recognized internationally for their architectural design.
Called Manitobaggan, the slides and shelter have won two architecture awards from the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities.
Designed by Public City Architecture in Winnipeg, Manitoboggan received the IOC IAKS Bronze Award and the OPC IAKS Distinction Award. The structure is the first universally-accessible toboggan slide in Canada.
“Receiving this international recognition highlights the wonderful collaborative work that went into Manitoboggan,” said Jason Bell, project manager with the city’s parks and open spaces division.
The awards were presented at a ceremony in Cologne, Germany on November 5.