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Dad Builds Olympic Luge-Style Track In His Garden

02/03/2015 12:57 | Updated 20 May 2015

Dad builds Olympic luge-style track in his graden

A dad has turned his garden into a Olympic-style luge track - much to the joy of his two children.

After a long cold winter many of us are now wishing for hot summer days, but Joseph Colangelo, has found a way to ensure his children don't suffer from the winter blues.

He transformed his flat garden into a downhill sledding track with some creative snow sculpting and then filmed the fun as he sent his son and daughter whizzing along the track on a bright blue sled.

Joseph shared the video of his children (and a few adults) enjoying the track on YouTube and it has now been viewed more than 175,000 times - so we imagine these tracks will be a common sight in gardens both here and in the US on the next snow day.

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Joseph's sledge track is certainly impressive, but he isn't the only father to build something more original than a climbing frame in his garden.

Last year a grandfather-of-two, from Stonham Aspal, built a 135ft monster water slide in his back garden, and a dad-of-two who 'couldn't think of a single good reason to say no' to his son's request for a rollercoaster spent 300 hours constructing one behind his house.

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