Celebrate 50 seasons of tobogganing on the tallest and fastest ice chutes in Ohio!
Cleveland Metroparks toboggan chutes open Friday, November 24 from noon to 10:30 p.m. at the Chalet Recreation Area in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville.
This year, Ohio's tallest and fastest toboggan chutes will celebrate 50 seasons of winter fun! Throughout the 2017-2018 season, Cleveland Metroparks will offer special promotions and entertainment to celebrate the milestone including Thursday student ID night, powered by MTD (visit clevelandmetroparks.com/tchutes
for full schedule of events and promotions).
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The twin toboggan chutes plunge down a 70-foot vertical drop and travel along 700-feet of ice while reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Each chute has its own speed-reader for riders to record their top speeds. The refrigerated ice chutes can operate with or without snow, in temperatures below 50 degrees.
The chutes are fun for all ages as the Chalet's lift system effortlessly transports the toboggans uphill where they are unloaded by Chalet staff. Gloves are required to ride the chutes and all riders must be 42" or taller.
In between toboggan runs, warm up inside the Chalet while enjoying a hot chocolate from the snack bar by the fireplace. The Chalet features two fireplaces, a large-screen TV and a loft with a view of the chutes.
Toboggan hours are as follows:
- Fridays: 6 - 10:30 p.m.
- Saturdays: noon - 10:30 p.m.
- Sundays: noon - 5 p.m.
- **In addition, from January thru March 2017/2018, the chutes are also open Thursdays: 6 - 10 p.m.
The Chalet Toboggan Chutes are located in Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Recreation Area, 16200 Valley Parkway, in Mill Stream Run Reservation, between routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville.
In case of warm or inclement weather, guests can call the Chalet at 440-572-9990 option #6 for operations updates. For more information on holiday hours, admission and season passes, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/tchutes
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Cleveland Metroparks Media Contacts:
External Communications Coordinator Jeffrey Tolman
Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield