CAMDEN – Thousands of racers and spectators are making their way to Camden this weekend for the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships, despite the snow and frigid temperatures.
Saturday saw plenty of toboggan racers hoping to make it to Sunday’s championship round.
Many people watched the toboggan races, while others took part in one of the biggest tailgates you will ever see on ice.
Racers also came dressed in costumes for their teams and took part in the traditional costume parade around noon.
Organizers say the winter weather has added to the already unique experience.
“We couldn’t ask for anything better this season,” says Holly Edwards, the Toboggan Committee Chairwoman. “It makes everything so much prettier, it makes everyone feel like it’s winter. Crowds are great, everyone’s walking around, eating lots of food, standing out by the fire, watching all the racing going on, it’s really turned out to be a great event today.”
Sunday will be the last day to catch the fun down in Camden.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. with finals and awards.
Blake Lipton will have the full story on this year’s event as part of a special report on Monday.
He will also break down the economic benefit for the town on Tuesday.