Get a block of ice, go find a hill and try to keep all your appendages attached. Ice block sliding, also known as ice-blocking, is the summertime version of sledding and not for the faint of heart or weak of limb.For the uninitiated, ice blocking involves riding a block of ice down a hill. Place a folded towel atop the block of ice, not only to avoid discomfort from the bumps and chill, but to add seating width. The block is typically positioned so that the long side runs perpendicular, rather than parallel, to the slope. But of course, this is an activity well suited to experimentation.
Like its wintertime cousin, ice blocking can involve high speeds and abrupt stops, so be ready for bumps and scrapes, practice good safety skills and don’t forget to leave your worrying mother at home.
Race your friends down the hill while listening to Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” over and over on portable speakers.