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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Beat the Winter Blues at City Forest with Midland Midwinter Chill

A young boy tips over on a red sled into the snow

January 4, 2019 - Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to announce its newest event: the Midland Midwinter Chill! Compete in Midland’s first annual cardboard sled race down City Forest's sledding hill, sing songs by the fire, eat gooey s'mores, and watch a professional ice carver in action! Stay and toboggan with us for a midwinter glow after the festivities end – free glow sticks with every toboggan rental!

The Midland Midwinter Chill will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Midland City Forest. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 3 p.m. – Cardboard sled races
  • 5 p.m. – Ice carving demonstration
  • 6 p.m. – S’mores and songs by the fire

Preregister for the cardboard sled races by contacting Parks and Recreation by Thursday, January 24 to get in on the fun! Visit for sled construction guidelines and award categories as well as sled race registration forms and event information.

For more information, visit or contact the Midland Parks and Recreation Department at 989-837-6930 or by email at

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