The Pirates of The Waterloo

Welcome to the home of the University of Waterloo's Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Team


Recent News

February 2, 2005
The Day - The UW GNCTR 05 Team will be in Calgary February 2-6, 2005.

January 26, 2005
    Next week the GNCTR 2005 Team will be flying to Calgary for the race.
    Team meeting on Monday, January 31, 2005.
    New updates to website.

January 14, 2005
Skiing/Snowboarding fees due on Jan. 18, 2005 at 5:00pm.

December 1, 2004
Skiing/Snowboarding at Sunshine Village deadline on Dec. 3, 2004 at 5:00pm.
    Uniform size deadline on Dec. 8, 2004 at 5:00pm.

November 11, 2004
    New updates to website


75 Km/hr breaking GNCTR Record

$2000 Circa Award

Best use of Fly Ash in concrete mix design

Top Sponsors

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

The GNCTR began in 1974, as a joint venture between the American Concrete Institute and the University of Alberta.  Since its initiation, the GNCTR has challenged its participants to use creativity, skill, and innovation in the design and construction of a concrete toboggan.  In the first week of February 2005, the University of Calgary will host the 31st annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.


Concrete toboggans are evaluated on various technical and non-technical aspects including concrete mix design, braking system design, technical exposition, and aesthetics.  To win this competition the sled must be fast, innovative, and original.


Many individuals, businesses, and organizations have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the University of Waterloo.  Sponsorship of the University of Waterloo GNCTR 2005 team will give your company extensive visibility within the Campus community.  Our team is looking for support in any form; financial, material, or service related.  Our current budget is $25,000 to make the trip to Calgary possible.

Funds are required for:
  • Material for testing
  • Creation of prototype
  • Final toboggan construction
  • Promotional material including a display to promote our toboggan at the Technical Exhibition
  • Competition entry fee
  • Transportation
  • Monetary values will be assigned to all materials and services donated.
Go to Sponsorship Page to see the benefits.

2004 - GNCTR 2005, University of Waterloo
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