CP Knowledge: Sled Racing

Welcome to another post of the series CP Knowledge. This is a series where I will talk about every single minigame on Club Penguin, continuing today with Sled Racing. The posts include how you play the game, its history, trivia, and a personal review of the game! Hope you enjoy it!


Sled Racing is a Club Penguin minigame playable by 2-4 penguins and located at the Ski Hill. When the game starts, penguins slide down a hill using inner tubes or purchasable sleds. The objective of the game is to safely slide down the hill as fast as possible. To achieve this, you’ll have to avoid certain obstacles such as rocks and wooden logs. There are also small jumps that decrease your speed, and ice patches that will make you go faster. If you hit an obstacle your penguin will fall off the inner tube but quickly get up again. You can move to the left or right using the arrow keys.

   The winner of the race wins 20 coins, for second place you earn 10 coins, and the last player(s) get 5 coins. At the end of each run, there are two old blue (as in the colour old blue, the penguins are not old, or well what do I know) penguins clapping for you. 

   As I mentioned before, there are purchasable sleds which means that Sled Racing is one of the games with a Game Upgrades catalogue. On the original Club Penguin, there were three items you could buy, the Pink Racing Sled, the Green Racing Sled, and the Toboggan. On Club Penguin Rewritten (where the game is currently in development), they have also added the Blue Racing Sled, the Orange Racing Sled, and the Dark Toboggan. All sleds/toboggans were member items and costed 300 coins. 


There are four different sled runs to choose from – Bunny Hill, Express, Penguin Run, and Ridge Run. The Bunny Hill race is only playable by 2 penguins at a time and is also the easiest of them. Express is a lot like Bunny Hill, but it is slightly harder. Penguin Run is played by 3 penguins and is a lot longer than the first two. It is also the first one to introduce cliffs. Ridge Run can hold 4 penguins and is by far the longest and hardest one. 

   Those four are the regular sled runs, but there are also two other ones. The dangerous Test Run was an experimental run in terrain, full of obstacles, available in mission 2 of PSA. It was way too hard, and you’d crash no matter what you’d do. Extended was a long version for Sled Racing, available at the Mountain Top during the Great Snow Race in August 2011.


Sled Racing is one of the five original games on Club Penguin, The Big Five, one might call them. At first, it was located at the Ski Village and had only one run, Bunny Hill. This was most likely just a temporary location while the team worked on getting the Ski Hill ready for release. It was moved to the Ski Hill and 3 more tracks were added on November 18, 2005. The game was tested during Beta Testing, Server Testing 2005, and January 2006. The players were encouraged to try the game and test out the new enhancements the team had implemented. The game’s background music was added on April 23, 2009. 


  • Sled Racing along with Mancala and Puffle Roundup are the only games that have been moved to another room from the original location they were added to. 
  • Sled Racing is featured on the Sled Racing Card-Jitsu Power Card. 
  • According to issue 176 of The Penguin Times, the names of the runs were chosen by the two penguins cheering for you at the finish line. 
  • The sled runs were closed in July/August 2007 due to a massive avalanche.
  • There used to be a server called Bunny Hill, which was named after one of the runs.
  • The Test Run is the only run that does not include an ice patch.
  • There is a toboggan pin.
  • The old blue clapping penguins were once interviewed by Aunt Arctic. But all throughout the interview, all they did was cheer on penguins. 


Even though this game places among the worst in terms of earning coins, I think it is a great game. It gives you a competitive feeling and is not as easy as it may sound. It’s not a game that you log on to grind, as there are no stamps for it. Despite that, I still played the game a lot, almost every time I logged on. It’s a good game, there’s nothing more to it. I’d rate the game a solid 8/10. It’s not supposed to be that kind of game where you play to achieve something, like a game with stamps – Aqua Grabber for example -, you play for fun. In that aspect, I think the team made an excellent job.

   Also, I just have to add that the Dark Toboggan is NOT darker than the normal one, if anything, it is brighter. Look up the difference and please let me know in the comments if I’m wrong, I need to sort this out okay tysm. 

Did I miss anything? What do you think of Sled Racing? Comment below!

That’s it for me today, hope you enjoyed the post! See ya next time!


HF Senior Blogger, Commodore

2 Responses

  1. My favorite game!

  2. Our penguins actually go like WEEEE

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