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How To Take A Bobsled Ride

Bobsled rides at the Utah Winter Sports Park are booked for the remainder of the 1997-1998 season. The park will begin taking reservations for the 1998-1999 season on October 1. The cost will be $127 per person.

However, Rocket Rides are still available for this season. A Rocket is best described as a one-man bobsled.

Rocket rides begin at the top of the track, and you're the driver, so be prepared. Rocket rides are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and only on weekends. You can make reservations on the day you plan to ride.

Track officials suggest you make reservations early. Rocket rides are $27 per person.

To make bobsled or Rocket reservations, call 801-658-4200.

Bobsled rides are considered quite safe, mainly because they are driven by members of the U.S. bobsledding team at speeds lower than their usual speed. However, before going, participants must sign a waiver stating that neither the UWSP nor the state of Utah is at fault should you die or become dismembered or beheaded.

The rides aren't limited to adults. Children can ride as long as they are big enough to be able to see out of the sled and hang on tight without being bounced around in a manner that might be a danger to them or other riders.

When riding in a bobsled or rocket, plan to wear warm winter clothing including gloves. Clothes should be as form-fitting as possible. Helmets are required, but will be provided by the UWSP.

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Written by Steve Law

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