Slip and slide is recreational activity performed by sliding face first down a slippery mat. The mat is a long rectangular sheet of plastic that is covered in water and sometimes dish soap, thus making the surface of the mat slippery. Participants usually walk or run toward the mat before sliding on their stomachs down the length of the mat. Slip and slide is a popular summertime activity for children, and is practiced at festivals, parties, and picnics. Occasionally, slip and slides are incorporated into other games, such as water pong or an obstacle course.
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The Urban Slide; Slide the City
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Back Campus Athletic FieldsUniversity of TorontoToronto, ON M5S 2E5
Woodbine Park1695 Queen St EToronto, ON M4L 1G7http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/431/index.htm
Horseshoe ResortR.R. 1Barrie, ON L4M 4Y8
Kay Drage Park80 Macklin St NHamilton, ON L8S 3S1
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