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Time to go down the tubes in Maine, home of toboggan bowl

February 8, 2019

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — It’s all about to go downhill in Maine.

The seaside town of Camden is hosting the 29th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships at Camden Snow Bowl this weekend. Event organizers tout the bowl as the sole ski area on the East Coast with ocean views, and say toboggan lovers will descend its 440-foot chute at speeds of up to 40 mph.

The event begins with registration packet pickup on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Teams start racing early on Saturday morning and the top teams compete in the Sunday finals.

This year’s event drew a record of more than 400 registered toboggan teams. Organizers say the winners will be crowned champions of the U.S. National Toboggan Championships.

There’s also a costume parade contest on Saturday at noon.

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