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1,000-foot-long slip and slide: Slide The City returns to Calgary on July 30`

Kenneth Chan May 16, 2016 7:46 am

A massive 1,000-foot-long (330-metre-long) slip and slide is making its return to Calgary on Saturday, July 30.

Slide The City says its second annual event in Calgary will be held just outside the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) campus along 10 Street NW, with the starting point located at where the street intersects with Sait Way NW.

Looking south on 10 Street NW, the route for this year’s Slide The City in Calgary:

Image: Google Maps streetview

Image: Google Maps streetview

The vinyl slide uses water to provide sliders with the slip-and-slide experience. Water used on the slide is tested regularly during the day of the event, treated with chlorine, and replaced.

This year’s event will be comparatively shorter than last year’s, which was held over a two-day span on 10th Street near Kensington. Organizers said over 8,000 people attended last year’s multi-day event.

Passes for this summer’s event are now available, and options for tickets range from single slider ($13.00), triple slider ($30.00), ultimate slider ($50.00), and all-day slider ($99.00).

Following some of last year’s logistical issues, single-time and triple-time sliders will be required to select a wave time – a two-hour period in which a participant will go down the slide.

Those who hold an ultimate slider pass can go down the slide as many times as possible from 9 a.m. to noon while those with an all-day slider pass can go down the slide as many times as possible throughout the day.

Slide The City 2016 Calgary

When: Saturday, July 30

Where: 10 Street NW and Sait Way NW


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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]

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