Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the event start and end?

Sliding starts at 11 am and ends at 6 pm.  Be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your slide time to register, pick up your wristband and purchase an inflatable ring if you need one. Monster Slide will not be held responsible if you arrive late and miss out on any of your slides.

Will there be line ups?

Yes, there will be a wait for your turn. We have capped the number of participants and we will do our utmost to ensure the slide is moving at a safe speed to reduce your waiting times. However, please be aware that safety comes first. Monster Slide takes no responsibility if you decide to leave because you feel the wait is too long.

Where is the event being held?

Thunder Bay, Mount Baldy Ski Area

Are registrations refundable?

Unfortunately, No

Are registrations transferable?

Anyone can use the slide passes that you purchase

How much does it cost to participate?

Please see the registration section for pricing, be sure to register early for the best price.

How do I sign up?

You can register right online.

Do I need to fundraise for the event?

No, fundraising for this event is not required.  This event is in support of Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay, they will have other activities happening during the day if you would like to support them.

Is there an age or height limit?

We require sliders to be 46 inches or taller for sliding safety.  Children under 18 years of age will require a signed waiver from a parent or legal guardian.  Monsters under 12 must be supervised by an adult.

Do I need to slide on a tube?

Yes.  Inflatable tubes are a requirement to side on, if you do not have one we will have them available to purchase at the event. Please refer to the list at the bottom for acceptable inflatables.

What do I wear?

Anything you are comfortable sliding in and getting wet.  No jeans or clothing with metal, buttons, rivets or snaps that stick out that could catch and tear the slide will be allowed, also no jewellery or accessories that could tear the slide.   Mouth guards are recommended.  Note:  There are no change rooms, only porta-potties, so you may want to wear clothes that dry fast or a swimsuit that you can layer clothes over top.  Please ensure your clothing is appropriate as this is a family friendly event.

Is there somewhere to store my belongings?

Habitat for Humanity will have a tent that you can check your belongings while you slide by donation.  Please note, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items so be sure to leave valuables at home.

What should I bring with me?

Be sure to bring your e-ticket so you can check in on event day and get your wristband for sliding.  If you would like to enjoy some food or a beverage during the day, you will want to bring cash for those purchases.  Bring an inflatable tube (or cash to purchase one at the event).  A towel, mouth guard, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle are also good items to bring with you; we will have a water fill station.

What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event!  If there is severe weather a rain date will be rescheduled and posted on the website and Facebook page.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes you are most welcome to bring you own food and drinks.  No alcoholic beverages are allowed, and no food or drinks are allowed on the slide.  There will be food and drinks available for purchase.

Can I volunteer to help with the event?

Absolutely!  We can always use extra people to help with set up and to make sure everyone has a fun day and slides safely.  To volunteer for this fun filled day please fill out our volunteer application.

Can spectators attend?

Yes!  Admission is free to come out and watch.  If the event is not sold out, there may be an opportunity to purchase a slide pass the day of the event.

Are photos and videos allowed?

Photos and videos are allowed, however no electronic devices are allowed on the slide. 

Are pets allowed?

Depending on the location, pets may be allowed at the event but there are no pets allowed on or near the slide.

What are the sliding rules?

  • All monsters must sign a waiver before sliding
  • Sliding is recommended for monsters 5 and older
  • Sliders must be at least 46 inches tall
  • An adult must supervise monsters under 12
  • All little monsters must have their own approved inflatable tube to slide on. Sliding with another person on a tube is not permitted for safety reasons.
  • All monsters must wear appropriate attire such as swimsuits, shorts and t-shirts, no jeans, clothing with rivets, jewellery or sharp items allowed on the slide.
  • Mouth guards are recommended
  • No person having any contagious disease or condition, open sores, skin or body infection will be allowed to slide.
  • No electronic devices allowed on the slide
  • No food, beverages or gum allowed on the slide
  • No pets on the slide
  • No standing, running, kneeling, chain riding or stopping on the slide allowed
  • Leave the slide promptly once coming to a stop at the end.
  • Please walk (don’t run) from the bottom of the slide back to the queue line.
  • No holding a place or bypassing others in line.  Please wait your turn to slide, the attendant will tell you when it is safe to go.
  • Sliding is not recommended for women that are pregnant
  • No person under the influence of alcohol will be allowed to slide
  • Profanity, unruly or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated; you will be asked to leave if behaviour persists.
  • Please keep hands and all body parts in your lane
  • Please follow the instructions of the attendants, staff and volunteers at all times.

What types of inflatables are acceptable?

Inflatables are absolutely essential when riding Monster Slide. Not only do they give you great speed, but they also keep you safe. Not just any old inflatables though. Certain materials can either speed you up or slow you down.

We have our own custom Monster Rings for sale, they are designed for speed and deliver just that. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own as long as they fit our guidelines.

Approved inflatables are:

  • Inflatable rings
  • Air Mats/Mattresses (Lilos)

Ensure the size is large enough to cover at least half of your body.

If you happen to bring an inflatable that you’re not sure about, our Slide Marshals can assess it on the day for you.

Do not bring:

  • Boogie Boards
  • Over-sized inflatables
  • Material-covered inflatables
  • Rubber inner tubes or rubber products
  • Ride-On Pool Floats