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Under one roof, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) brings the major snowmobile manufacturers – Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha – together with snowmobile enthusiasts for an amazing event. It will be a completely new snowmobiling experience at the OFSC Go Snowmobiling Show , taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre from September 28th to 30th. The OFSC Go Snowmobiling Show is the only fall event in Ontario where all the manufacturers will feature their 2008 models.
Fabulous features and contests enhance the snowmobile lifestyle experience that is the Show’s central theme. A highlight of the Show is the Lucas Oil Sled Test Track where visitors can try out 2008 Yamaha sleds. Then there’s the Ice, Fire and Fashion Show. It’s an exciting and entertaining showcase of 2008 snowmobile gear and apparel.
In the Open Trail Theatre , there will be a series of leading edge seminars and presentations by industry leaders. John Blaicher, one of Canada’s leading water and snowmobile safety experts, will jump into a giant tub filled with 750 lbs of ice and 250 gallons of water. John, also known as the “Iceman”, will take the plunge to demonstrate how to rescue yourself or others from a sudden immersion in frigid water.
Go Snowmobiling 101, will focus on need to know information to get started in snowmobiling including rules and regulations, where to rent, where to ride, how to dress and who to call. Other features include Celebrity Racers, Tech World and Remote Control Racing.
The Lucas Oil Sled Test Track features demo rides on new 2008 Yamaha Sleds. The sleds are slightly modified to run on pavement, so riders will get to experience the thrill of snowmobiling, without the snow. Available for demo riding will be Yamaha Phazers and Yamaha Venture Lites. Both are powered by the latest clean, quiet and fuel-efficient Yamaha Genesis 500cc, 80 horsepower 4-stroke engine. Riders will be amazed at the comfort and maneuverability of a snowmobile.
In addition to the top manufacturers in a giant snowmobile mall, dozens of retailers will highlight the latest gear and accessories at great pre-season prices on more than 125,000 square feet of exhibit floor. Snowmobile clubs and associations will be well represented bringing the largest presence ever to a Toronto-area snowmobile show. There will be something for everyone interested in the snowmobile lifestyle, including major tour operators and lodges offering visitors a choice of all the best places to stay.
Those without a snowmobile can find out where to rent a sled and even book a guided tour across some of the most spectacular terrain in Ontario. The OFSC Go Snowmobiling Show is the only Toronto show where snowmobilers may purchase the 2008 Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit.
OFSC Go Snowmobiling Show
Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto
Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th
Friday: Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adults: $12.00 Juniors (Ages 6 to 15): $7.00 Seniors (60+): $7.00
Children (under six years): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $28.00
Up-to-the-minute information on the OFSC Go Snowmobiling Show, including on-line ticketing is at <SnowmobileShow.ca.