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Win over winter: 11 can’t-miss winter events in Maine

Win over winter: 11 can’t-miss winter events in Maine
January 03, 2014

The cold season can ice our spirits and bury our good natures under a half-ton of ash-colored slush. But we can break free from winter’s frigid clutches with a little help from a toboggan, an ice bar, and a few well-placed snowballs. The key is strategy. We need a wintry plan of attack. For, like the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of February shock therapy.” Here are a few options for staving off winter psychosis:

Toboggan run by winter, extremely painful waterslide by summer: U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden

Toboggan run by winter, extremely painful waterslide by summer: U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden
January 31, 2012

Competitors in the U.S. National Toboggan Championships find out first hand what it’s like to rumble down the 400-foot-long chute and coast out onto a frozen pond. First timers might focus on their costuming (a cape and a pair of underpants are a surefire hit) and hitting the finish line without losing knuckle flesh to the unforgiving wooden chute walls.