31st annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships are ON!

It’s official…

The 2022 U.S. National Toboggan Championships will be held Feb. 11-13. The 31st annual Toboggan Nationals, originally scheduled for Feb. 5-7, 2021, were postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration for the 2022 races will go live Nov. 15, 2021. Registration will be available online, with options to vie for limited reserved and pit parking spaces for groups and teams. More information to come.

Given the current state of the pandemic and high vaccination levels in Maine, the Organizing Committee met recently and made the decision to move ahead with plans for the 2022 races.

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships are annually held in February at the Camden Snow Bowl. The Toboggan Nationals was conceived in 1991 as a mid-winter lark and a way to celebrate the rebuilding of the historic 400-foot-long wood toboggan chute, which was originally constructed by community volunteers in the 1930s. The event has grown to become an important economic engine for the Midcoast, with thousands of racers and spectators trekking to town during the shoulder season.

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