Saturday, June 10, at 11.00 Ventspils Adventure Park will open the largest toboggan track in the Baltics – Ventspils toboggan track.
At the opening event, visitors will be entertained by the musical group “Laika upe”, circus artists, and other pleasant surprises are expected. Only on the opening day – June 10, visitors will be able to use one attraction of the Adventure Park for free, upon presentation of the toboggan service purchase receipt!
The total length of the toboggan track is 800 m, but the descent is more than half a kilometer, i.e. 580 m long. The toboggan can reach a maximum speed of 40 km/h, but at a height of about 25 meters above ground level, the toboggan track makes two 360-degree turns.
An adult can also go on a toboggan ride with a child, because the sleds are two-seater and their load capacity is up to 150 kg. The sled is equipped with a smart electronic braking system and electric brakes.
The toboggan track will operate all year round and to protect passengers from precipitation, the sleds can be equipped with covers.
- for a child between the ages of 3 and 7, a ride only with an adult – free of charge,
- for young people between the ages of 8 and 17, the price of one ride is 3 euros,
- for adults, the price of one ride is 5 euros.
The construction of the toboggan track in the Adventure Park on the slope of the ski hill “Lemberg hüte” was started on July 1, 2022. Since the idea of creating a toboggan run on the slope of the ski hill “Lemberg hūte” had been cherished for several years, this was a high-readiness municipal investment project prepared by the municipal authority “Ventspils Komunālā pravāde” for the development of a new tourism service in the city of Ventspils, which was implemented with co-financing from the state budget in the amount of 1.6 million euros.
Toboggan track structures and sledges are made by Josef Wiegand GmbH & Co. KG” factory in Germany, which is one of the largest and most experienced toboggan track manufacturers in the world.
The construction was carried out by SIA “PILSBŪVE”, the construction supervision of the object was carried out by SIA “Firma L4”, while the architect offices SIA “Nams”, SIA “Arvol”, SIA “AB Clausen Latvia” carried out the author’s supervision. The toboggan track has been leased to SIA “Olimiskais centrs “Ventspils”” in an open lease auction procedure.