Slide The City Calgary: What You Need To Know (And How To Slide For FREE!)

Slide The City Calgary goes August 1 and 2 in Hillhurst. The company responsible for the World Record Slip and Slide will be setting up their gear on the huge hill down 10th St NW.

You know the one that goes from SAIT down alongside Riley Park? Ya.. that one.

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The view for participants in Slide The City Calgary down 10th St NW (via Google Street View)

What you need to know for Slide The City Calgary on August 1 and 2:

Public transportation or bikes are encouraged. Since roads are closed for the slide, expect parking to be at a premium

When you arrive, look for the registration tent to check-in. You will receive a wristband when you check-in. You need this to ride the slide!

Riders go in 2 hour waves, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get to the slide, register, and get up for your wave time.

Your wristband is good for up to 3 rides during your 2 hour wave.

All sliders MUST have an inflatable tube to ride. You’ll get a tube, a mouth guard, and a drawstring bag as part of your registration package.

The event goes rain or shine.

Now for the bad news, the Slide The City Calgary event is SOLD OUT.

You can no longer buy tickets to Slide The City Calgary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still ride. If you VOLUNTEER, you can RIDE FOR FREE!

The Canadian Cancer Society is a charity partner of Slide The City Calgary. If you volunteer on Sunday, August 2,  you’ll get a free slide!

Email sacc@cancer.ab.ca for more info.

UPDATE July 21, 2015:
If you bought an Unlimited Slide ticket, know that there have been changes to the procedure.

Global News reports:

Originally, the ‘unlimited’ pass offered sliders exclusive access to the waterslide an hour before it opened and an hour after it closed – as well as the ability to slide down the soapy wet vinyl as many times as desired.

This week, however, ticketholders were informed the rules have changed. The ‘unlimited’ access riders now have a specific ‘wave time’ they must adhere to.

Check out this news story and the Slide The City Facebook Event Page for more information.

See you at Slide The City Calgary on August 1 and 2 down 10th St NW!

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