"Competition, friendship, hanging out, just a good weekend," one of the participants explained.
For 29 years, tobogganers have been meeting their need for speed at the National Toboggan Championships.
"It's been so cold that the ice is...it's really good chute conditions," Holly Anderson, the co-chair of the Toboggan National Organizing Committee explained. "They're going really fast and all the way across the pond."
More than 400 teams participated this weekend.
Some came to have fun while others were more competitive.
Tobogganers reached speeds of almost 40 miles an hour going down a 440-foot chute.
"It's like Mardi Gras in the snow with a competitive element tossed in," Andrew Aprill, a returning participant explained. "It's a really great time. In terms of what you can do in a weekend in Maine, this is the top of the list."