Ice boating is a winter activity in which a participant rides a boat attached to ice skates over frozen water. The boat is fitted with a tall sail to control speed and direction, and balances on three skate blades (called "runners"), which are structured in a triangular shape to allow for stability during sharp turns. Iceboats are aerodynamic and streamlined, allowing the boat to reach top speeds of up to 48 knots, while racing iceboats can reach speeds of up to 90 knots. Recreationally, many participants create their own iceboats using materials such as plywood, epoxy, foam, or carbon fiber.
Is this activity known by any other names?
What are the origins of the activity abroad and in Canada?
Who takes part?
When does it occur / How often do you take part?
Are there any organized clubs, groups, organizations or leagues?
Canadian Ice Boating Champtionships; The Kingston Ice breakers
Is there anything else we should know?
Hamilton Waterfront47 Discovery DriveHamilton, ON L8L 8K4
Toronto Harbourfront415 Queens Quay WToronto, ON M5V 1A2
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