Manotick dad wins winter with backyard luge run
Sylvain Mino wanted his kids to get outside this winter, so he built them the ultimate frozen fun park
Most dads would consider it a major accomplishment to construct and maintain a backyard rink for their children.
It appears to be working.
Mino's sons, Charles-Xavier, 11, and Pierre-Olivier, 4, couldn't be happier with their mini Olympic park and its many twists and turns. They spend endless hours with their friends from the neighbourhood careening down the icy slide on flying saucers.
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Started in November
How much time has he spent on the hobby?
"I don't want to count, [it] will get me in trouble with the missus," he said with a laugh.
But Cassandra Mino said she couldn't be happier with her husband's backyard project.
"[He's] absolutely nuts, but I love him He's an amazing dad and he puts [in], honestly, a couple of hours a night. So once the kids are in bed and it's dark out, he puts the lights on and he's out scraping and watering," she said.
CBC Ottawa's Hallie Cotnam had to go for a slide herself to test out the luge run.
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