Canadian Snowmobiling as a Common Winter Sport
Parent page: Common Canadian Winter Sports
Undoubtedly every sport has an element of danger to it and some more than others. One that is considered by some to be high risk is snowmobiling. Yet, this too is added to the list of Canada’s popular sports.
When it comes to competitions, the snowmobiling is not as popular in this department. This is partly because many have classed it as being too dangerous. Yet, in reality, it is not much different than racing other types of vehicles. There are different types of events that take place with the snowmobile being the star. For example, some of the events are:
- Snowmobile Poker Runs
- Pig Roasts
- Swap Meets
- Show ‘N’ Shines
While many provinces throughout Canada have snowy winters, Ontario makes the best of it with the inclusion of snowmobile events.
One of the ongoing and popular snowmobiling events that are enjoyed are those for charity. An example of this is the team up with snowmobile clubs with Easter Seals Ontario, to raise money. This has been going on for forty-two years and is one that is extremely important for raising money. Many different events take place throughout the day that not only includes snowmobile rides but having lunch on the trail then followed by a night of entertainment.
These are another great event, and the trails can be around 130km. This is quite extensive and takes some time to travel. There are a lot who participate in it and mostly because it’s a time for like-minded individuals to get together and enjoy each other’s company.
Not all the participation that is carried out on the snowmobiles is just for leisure. Snowmobile riders are also competitive and display this through events like Ice and Snow Drag races. These are events that really bring out the spectators.