Training Space Bookings

Whistler Sport Legacies' venues are state-of-the-art facilities of Olympic standard. They are open for training to athletes of all disciplines and of all levels, winter and summer, for dryland camps, club training or discipline-specific training in beautiful Whistler.

See below for more information on training time bookings for:

  • Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge / Whistler Sliding Centre
  • Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Ski Jumping, Rollerski / Whistler Olympic Park
  • Multi-Sport, Dryland / Performance HUB, Whistler Athletes' Centre

All venues have increased health & safety precautions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Your training on the Olympic legacy venues can be combined with a stay at the Whistler Athletes' Centre, you can find more information on accommodation here!

Training at the Whistler Sliding Centre

The Whistler Sliding Centre is one of 15 internationally sanctioned artificial ice tracks used for competition and training. It is a National Training Centre for Canada’s luge, bobsleigh and skeleton teams, home of the BC Sliding Development Centre and an important training venue for international athletes.

training for Domestic and International athletes 

All domestic and international inquiries or requests from athletes, coaches, officials and support staff from the Provincial Sport Organizations, National Sport Organizations and members of the International Luge Federation (FIL) or International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) should email us their inquiry regarding:

  • Booking ice time at the Whistler Sliding Centre
  • Domestic and international training requests
  • Current season track schedule
  • Current season Track-Use rates
  • Sled storage
  • Sled rental
  • Contract coaching services
  • Accommodations at the Whistler Athletes’ Centre
  • IBSF and FIL training camp or race information
  • International Training Weeks at the Whistler Sliding Centre
  • Paid training registration at the Whistler Sliding Centre

If you are new to the sliding sports and would like more information about the BC Sliding Development Centre’s programs, including introductory "Discover" sessions and bobsleigh or skeleton schools, click here or contact the Whistler Sliding Centre by email or phone 604-964-0040 ext. 2205.

"Stay & Train" packages

The Whistler Athletes' Centre is Whistler's most affordable & athlete-focussed accommodation facility. Aside from rooms with self-catering, offerings include all-inclusive accommodation packages that are available to FIL and IBSF member nations. Chef-prepared meals and daily access to the High Performance Training Centre are included, so athletes and coaches have more time to focus on sliding on the world's fastest track. Click here for more information & to book!

Training at Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park offers year-round training opportunities for cross country skiing and biathlon, as well as seasonal training opportunities for ski jumping.

In the winter, athletes have access to close to 90 kilometres of beginner to expert cross-country ski trails, an internationally sanctioned biathlon range, four jumping hills (HS 20, HS 40, HS 106 & HS140), storage and wax facilities, and a full-service Day Lodge. In the fall, Whistler Olympic Park offers pre-season access to "Callaghan Gold", a 1.5 kilometre trail made out of natural snow from the previous season. For summer training, the Park offers a paved roller ski network, biathlon range access, and natural trails which make for a perfect dry-land training environment.

COVID-19 Response

The well-being of our guests, athletes, staff and community is our biggest priority. We have implemented new standards and procedures in addition to our existing sanitation and safety protocols for our venue. Please review our range & roller ski pandemic policy as well as our overall venue response strategy that were put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Callaghan Gold - Pre-Season training

Callaghan Gold is a Nordic ski trail built using approximately 10,000 cubic meters of stored snow from our previous winter season. It is approximately 1.5 km in length with access to the biathlon range. The trail is designed primarily for club and high performance training programs. Every year, the trail is projected to be open from early November until Whistler Olympic Park's official opening day in late November (weather dependent). For details and booking information, contact Nadine Steenhoek, Manager Sport & Programs by email or phone at 604-964-0068.

Biathlon Range 

Clubs, teams, and individual athletes who wish to train at Whistler Olympic Park's Biathlon Range must reserve in advance with the Sport Department. The range is internationally sanctioned and has 30 lanes equipped with electronic targets. Athletes and coaches need to be members of a provincial/territorial or national biathlon association, e.g. Biathlon Canada, Biathlon USA, Biathlon BC, etc. and must hold a valid firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) or equivalent.

Please email us for rates and availability. Attach a completed booking form, range agreement, and roller ski policy (summer only), with your request, include proof of PAL or equivalent, and proof of membership with a biathlon association. If this is your first time booking, please submit requests as far in advance as possible, we recommend 5 business days to allow for processing. Subsequent bookings may be made within 72 hours and require a booking request email only.

Nordic Skiing
Spring/summer/fall Training:

Groups and individuals are welcome to train on Whistler Olympic Park’s 4.3 kilometres of roller ski trails. Please email us for rates and facility access information in advance of your training session(s). For group training or multi-day camps, attach a completed booking form and roller ski agreement with your request. We require a minimum of 72 hours notice.

WINTER Training:

Sport groups who wish to arrange formal training sessions and camps at Whistler Olympic Park need to make arrangements in advance with our Sport Department. Please email us for rates and availability. We recommend making arrangements as far in advance as possible, and require a minimum of 72 hours notice.

 
TRAINING HOURS

Whistler Olympic Park will be open to the public for summer and winter operating hours, July – August and mid-November – March. The range is open 7 days per week 10:00 am – 12:30 and 1:30 – 3:30 pm (summer), winter hours TBD.

Whistler Olympic Park is closed to the public April – June and September – mid-November. The Biathlon Range will be closed April until mid-May for maintenance. To accommodate off-season training, requests will be accepted for high performance club teams and training camps. Individual users may request range access on Saturday or Sunday from mid-May to June, and September – October, or during summer/winter operating hours.

Multi-Sport & Dryland Training in the "Performance HUB"

The Performance Hub is a well-equipped flex space/multipurpose room on the 2nd floor of the Whistler Athletes' Centre's High Performance Training Centre. It is available for dryland training, testing, meetings, workshops and group fitness classes. The Hub provides the tools and space to fill your training and meeting needs. It is equipped with:

  • TRX™ 8-suspension training straps and 21” mount
  • Bosu™, balance discs and boards
  • Medicine Balls: 20 balls, Soft shell medicine balls: 2- 8lbs
  • Bands & tubing: light- ultimate heavy
  • Plyometric boxes:  Hard and Soft
  • Body toning bars: 6lbs – 24lbs
  • Agility & SAQ Tools:  Ladders, , rings, skip ropes, cones etc.
  • Hurdles: 6”, 9”,12” 18” and athletic
  • Recovery Tools:  Foam rollers, yoga blocks, Pilate balls
  • 20+ Ariex™ mats
Who can use the Performance Hub?
  • Community members for scheduled fitness classes
  • Local businesses and sport organizations for meetings, dry land training or athlete testing
  • Visiting sport groups for dry land training, testing, coaching workshops or team meetings
  • National, Provincial or local sport organizations or teams coming to Whistler for camps or competitions
  • Athletes or teams staying at the Whistler Athletes lodge for meetings, or training.
  • Personal Trainers to book space to train clients.
Rate information and how to book the Performance Hub

Full day, half day and hourly bookings available, please email Tami Mitchell, Manager Sport Development or by phone 604-966-0031.