On the second Monday of every September, there are a group of us who go to the local ice maker (yes, they still exist) and get blocks of ice the size of cinder blocks.

We then get a group of thirty to forty kids and take them to the one of the local parks with some huge sledding hills.

What happens next usually draws a big crowd and amazes everyone involved:
  1. Grab a block of ice.
  2. Put a folded towel on it.
  3. Sit down.
  4. Hang on for your life!
Yes, it's true. We actually took the effort to time it one year and we achieved speeds slightly faster on ice blocks on normal grass than sleds on snow.

It's ninety degrees Fahrenheit outside and I wouldn't miss tonight's event for all the world.