Become a Bobsleigh Brakeman/Brakewoman!

Often the first step in joining the sport of bobsleigh, the brakeman / brakewoman position helps athletes learn about the sport of bobsleigh in a hands-on capacity. This is an important role that assists aspiring athletes on their journey to the podium.

Outside of pushing the sled and pulling the brakes at the end of the run, you will learn how to set up and maintain the sled as well as other aspects of the sport often not seen by the general public. It is a great way to get introduced to the sport and the responsibilities involved in running your own sled before moving on to become a pilot or progressing up the crew path.

It is easy and affordable to become a brakeman / brakewoman. Participants pay only $50 for the annual B.C. Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association membership and can slide all season!

Sliding training usually happens three to five times a week between November and March, brakemen / brakewomen can join the sessions on as many days as they wish.

To become a brakeman / brakewoman, or if you have any further questions, please email Ryan Taal, Head Coach, Bobsleigh.