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The Long Wait is Over…Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Toboggan Chutes Open November 25, 2011

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family, eat well and build your strength. Then, skip “Black Friday” shopping and head over to Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Toboggan Chutes! Grab a toboggan and carry it up the stairs and enjoy the cool breeze traveling down the ice chutes at 45 mph! The Chalet Toboggan Chutes season is ready to start!

With many family and friends in town for the holiday weekend, bring them over to the heart-pounding twin, refrigerated ice chutes with an initial drop of 70-feet traveling over 700 feet of ice. And, best of all, the Chalet Toboggan Chutes operate with or without snow!

Tobogganing hours for this season are:
* Thursdays * 6 to 10 p.m. (Jan & Feb 2012)
* Fridays * 6 to 10:30 p.m.
* Saturdays * noon to 10:30 p.m.
* Sundays * noon to 5 p.m.
* Holiday Schedule: * call for holiday hours
(Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, 2012)

The daily admission fee for tobogganing is ONLY $8 for adults and $6 for children, 11 & under. One-time ride tickets are available for $3. Group discounts during public hours are available, too        Plus, if you want to shop, now on sale are Chalet Toboggan Season Passes: $35 for adults, $25 for children, ages 11 and under, and $100 for families (up to four individuals, all living in the same household).

And the great value doesn’t stop there: the Chalet toboggan staff is offering an even greater deal to encourage winter thrill enthusiasts to purchase Season Passes now! If purchased before December 24, the Season Passes are discounted 20% off the standard price – that’s $28 for adults, $20 for children, and $80 for families! A 20% savings worth 110% of winter fun! What a deal!

Season Passes for tobogganing are good to use during public hours all season long. That means unlimited rides on the only public ice chutes in Ohio for the entire tobogganing season – November 25 through March 11, 2012 (weather permitting).

In addition to tobogganing on the refrigerated ice chutes, the Chalet facility features a main gathering area with a large-screen television, a snack bar, a loft area with video games, two fireplaces (indoor and outdoor), and indoor restrooms.

Personal toboggans are not allowed at the facility. All riders must wear gloves or mittens. Children must be at least 42 inches tall to ride, and must be accompanied by an adult.

The Chalet Toboggan Chutes Promotional Schedule features some great give-aways and discounts this December. Be sure to vote for your favorite holiday tree, with the winning group receiving a free toboggan party. Cheer on your favorite hockey team with the Lake Erie Monsters Street Team and have a chance to race “Sully” down the chutes. And don’t miss out on the ever-popular $1 Hot Dog and Soda night!

This season’s November and December Promotional Schedule for the Chalet Toboggan Chutes is:

Friday, November 25 – CHALET OPENS FOR THE SEASON!
Sunday, November 27 – FREE Winter Hat for Your Noggin
Friday, December 2 – Holiday Tree Decoration Contest
(Vote for Favorite Tree by Dec. 19)
Sunday, December 4 – Family Four-Pack – $30 for 4 Toboggan Passes, 4 Hot Dogs & 4 Sodas
Friday, December 9 – Lake Erie Monsters Street Team Activities 6 – 8 p.m. Drawing to Race “Sully” the Mascot at 8 p.m.! AND, Receive a Discount Ticket to the December 28th Monsters Game.
Sunday, December 11- Dollar Day – $1 Hot Dogs & $1 Sodas
Friday, December 16 – Tis’ the Season – 12 & Under Receive a FREE Treat   Sunday, December 18 – Wear an Ugly Holiday Sweater and Save $2 -AND- Last Day to Vote on the Tree Decoration Contest
Saturday, December 24 – Tis’ the Season – 12 & Under Receive a FREE Hot Chocolate
Sunday, December 25 – CLOSED – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Friday, December 30 – Cleveland State Vikings Street Team, Cheerleaders & “Magnus” the Mascot with Activities. AND, all kids will receive a FREE ticket to the December 31st Vikings Game.
Saturday, December 31 – FREE Ice Scraper

The Chalet Recreation Area is located at 16200 Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation, between Routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville – just a short distance from I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.   For more information and updates to the promotional schedule, call 440-572-9990.

Enjoy all the tasty food on Thanksgiving, then enjoy the laughs and giggles down the only public ice chutes in Ohio.

(Information submitted by and credit given to Cleveland Metroparks)

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