Phoenix celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

There were some epic wipe-outs during the cardboard sled races.There were some epic wipe-outs during the cardboard sled races.
Even the adults gave the sleds a race down the hill, some in St. Patrick’s Day attire.Even the adults gave the sleds a race down the hill, some in St. Patrick’s Day attire.
It was all smiles for the racers, even if their sled had to be carried down the remainder of the hill.It was all smiles for the racers, even if their sled had to be carried down the remainder of the hill.
There was some steep competition amongst the racers as they rushed towards the bottom of the hill.There was some steep competition amongst the racers as they rushed towards the bottom of the hill.
Some of the sleds had to be carried to the bottom - but the racers were raring to go another round.Some of the sleds had to be carried to the bottom - but the racers were raring to go another round.
One particularly effective sled went so fast and so far that its rider was launched over the snow berm and into the crowd.One particularly effective sled went so fast and so far that its rider was launched over the snow berm and into the crowd.

Skiers squeezed in one of the last sunny, snowy days of the season on Saturday at Phoenix Mountain – but the day was also host to the mountain’s St. Patrick’s Day fesivities, including green beer and a carboard box sled race. The results are: Fastest Sled: Team Canada, Mike and Rowen Rivet; Farthest Travelled: Rascal Danger and Overall Best Sled, SeaBass; Most Creative Sled: DMC, Brayden Goddard; Largest Sled: Bowling Babes, Sandon, Sidney, Zen. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)