As the skiing and snowboarding public we are well acquainted with the dangers of slippery sidewalks and chances are you may have had a few wipeouts before you even stepped foot on the hill because of them.

This is WinterLab, part of the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratories at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where they test how footwear performs in icy conditions to inform to the public and develop new technologies for better purchase while walking on slip slidey paths. G.N.A.R. points for duct taping mattresses to the wall for safety:

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