Surbiton Ski Sunday is expected to draw in crowds this weekend, as skiers in fancy dress slide down St Mark’s Hill on ice-blocks.

Instead of skiing on snow or ice, participants just strap ice to their shoes so they can slide down a suburban hill in any weather.

Now in its 10th year, Surbiton Ski Sunday has seen hundreds of skiers attempt to beat the world record, now held by Jesper Hedlend from Sweden with a time of 9.97 seconds.

Robin Hutchinson, initiator of this sport, told BBC Surrey: “We needed to find a way to democratise it and allow everybody the chance to experience the thrill and the joy of the slopes.”

Skiing will begin at 11am until 1pm at St Mark’s Hill and be followed by a community cooking session at Claremont Gardens, near Waitrose Surbiton.

The event will raise cash for the charities, The Shooting Stars Chase Children’s Hospice and Creative Youth.

You need to be over 18 to take part, and fancy dress is encouraged but not essential.

To sign up as a team of three, email