Training Space Bookings
Are you visiting for the FIS Nordic Junior / U23 World Ski Championships? Click here to find out about exciting events for coaches, officials and athlete support staff during the 2023 World Ski Championships, and an overview of what Whistler offers for your Nordic training needs!
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. Find more information on accommodation options 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.
The Whistler Sliding Centre operates within health & safety protocols to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19.
Sliding Training Information
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 sliding sports and would like more information about the Whistler Sliding Centre's Learn to Slide programming and the BC Sliding Development Centre, click here or contact us by email or phone at 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!
Learn to Slide Programming
Instruction in luge, bobsleigh and skeleton is available for all levels at the Whistler Sliding Centre. More information on the Learn to Slide programming is available here. International athletes are welcome to join the BC SDC programming, more information here.
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. New for 2022-23 is snowmaking capacity which will build off the 1.5 km loop as conditions permit. 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.
Whistler Olympic Park will be closed to the public for the 2022 summer season to complete facility upgrades, however, training activities for clubs/teams and independent athletes will continue. Clubs/teams can book range and roller ski access 7 days a week. Range hours are 10:00am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Individuals can book range access from Thursday to Saturday at select times from June to October or during winter operating hours. The Biathlon Range closes annually in April for maintenance.
For any questions regarding training at Whistler Olympic Park, please email us.
Whistler Olympic Park operates within health & safety protocols to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19.
Nordic Training Options
Callaghan Gold - Early Season on snow 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 including access to the biathlon range. The trail is designed primarily to support clubs and high-performance training programs. Each year, the trail is projected to be open from mid-November until Whistler Olympic Park's official opening day in late November (weather dependent). Please see our calendar for dates & details.
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 Hora targets. Athletes and coaches must 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. When submitting a request, 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.
Please email us for rates and availability. If this is your first time booking, please submit requests as far in advance as possible, we recommend a minimum of 5 business days to allow for processing. Subsequent bookings may be made within 72 hours and require a booking request email only.
Nordic Ski Training
Groups and individuals can train on our 4.3 kilometres of roller ski trails in the off-season. For group training or multi-day camps, attach a completed roller ski agreement with your request. A waiver will be provided upon booking.
Sport groups can access the venue for formal training sessions and camps during winter operations. Groups are required to make arrangements in advance with our Sport Department.
Please email us for rates and facility access. If this is your first time booking, please submit requests as far in advance as possible, we recommend a minimum of 5 business days to allow for processing. Subsequent bookings may be made within 72 hours and require a booking request email only.
Multi-Sport & Dryland Training in the "Performance HUB"
The Performance Hub is a well-equipped flex space/multipurpose room on the second floor of the Whistler Athletes' Centre's High Performance Training Centre in Cheakamus. It is available for full-day, half-day and hourly bookings, for dryland training, testing, meetings, workshops and group fitness classes.
Whistler Sport Legacies operates within health & safety protocols to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19.
Available training Equipment at the HUB
The Hub provides the tools and space to fill your training and meeting needs:
- 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 dryland 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.
How to book the HUB
FITNESS TRAINERS, INSTRUCTORS, AND COACHES:
Are you a fitness trainer, Instructor, or coach wanting to offer group fitness/wellness classes or other community sport programming at the HUB? Contact Tami Mitchell by email or phone at 604-964-0031 to book the HUB to be your classroom, or for any related questions!
SPORT TEAMS, SCHOOL GROUPS, COMMUNITY GROUPS:
Are you a sport team, school or community group looking for training or meeting spaces? Contact Kyle Lang by email or phone at 604-964-0056 to talk about options at the HUB and the Whistler Athletes' Centre!