BMW IBSF World Championships 2019

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The fastest bobsleigh and skeleton athletes on ice slide into the Whistler Sliding Centre when Canada hosts the 2019 BMW IBSF World Championships. More than 250 athletes representing over 35 countries battle it out for the World title of King and Queen in the most prestigious bobsleigh and skeleton event in a non-Olympic year, on the world's fastest sliding track.

Be trackside to check out these athletes as they reach speeds of up to 150 km/hour while sliding down the high-banked corners of the world-renowned Whistler Sliding Centre. Food outlets and a beer garden are on site!

The event is set over two weeks from February 25 to March 10, with training on weekdays and race days on March 1-3 and March 7-9.

Race Schedule Week 1 & Week 2*

Day Time Event

Thursday, February 28


6:00 pm Official Opening Ceremony
In Skiers' Plaza/outside Longhorn Saloon
Friday, March 1, 2019 5:00 pm 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
  6:30 pm 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:30 am 2-Woman Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
  1:00 pm

2-Woman Bobsleigh (Heat 2)

  5:00 pm 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 3)
  6:30 pm 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 4)
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:30 am 2-Woman Bobsleigh (Heat 3) 
  1:00 pm

2-Woman Bobsleigh (Heat 4)

  4:00 pm Bobsleigh and Skeleton Team Event

Thursday, March 7, 2019

9:00 am Men's Skeleton (Heat 1) 
  10:45 am

Men's Skeleton (Heat 2)

  12:30 pm

Women's Skeleton (Heat 1)

  2:00 pm Women's Skeleton (Heat 2)

Friday, March 8, 2019

9:00 am Men's Skeleton (Heat 3) 
  10:45 am

Men's Skeleton (Heat 4)

  12:30 pm

Women's Skeleton (Heat 3)

  2:00 pm

Women's Skeleton (Heat 4)

  5:00 pm

4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)

  6:30 pm 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)

Saturday, March 9, 2019

5:00 pm 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 3)
  6:30 pm 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 4)

*Subject to Change

Single day, three-day, individual & family passes available

Race Day Tickets

General Admission (Children 10 & under are free):
  • 1-day Individual Pass: $10 
  • 1-day Family Pass: $20
  • 3-day Individual Pass: $25 
  • 3-day Family Pass: $35

Buy Tickets

Information: There will be NO parking available at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Public access to the Whistler Sliding Centre is available from Whistler Village via shuttle (pick up/drop off location TBD) as well as via the Excalibur Gondola (gondola ride is free for pedestrians without ski or snowboard gear, exit at mid-station & about 10 minute walk to venue).

A printed copy of your Ticket Purchase/Receipt Confirmation is required to gain access to the Whistler Sliding Centre. In/out privileges (stamp system) are allowed for the day that tickets have been purchased only. For individuals purchasing a 3-day pass, please request a stamp for daily re-entry upon departure.

How to get to the World Championships event

Venue Access

  • Spectators can take the Excalibur Gondola (within opening hours/until 6:00pm, free to use without ski/snowboard equipment) to mid station and continue from there on foot (10-minute walk).
  • The Whistler Sliding Centre can also be accessed via the BC Transit bus system to Staff Housing/Route 7, followed by a short walk to the venue.
  • Parking lots 7 and 8 are available for free parking (upon availability). There is no parking available on site at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

We are looking for event volunteers!

Sign up for a shift between February 25 and March 10, 2019, and be part of the action when the world's best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes compete for the World Champion titles!

More information & available shifts

Media Accreditation

All media applying for accreditation for the 2019 BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships must do so by contacting Chris Dornan by email in advance of the event. Accredited media can pick up accreditation in the Media Centre at the Whistler Sliding Centre during the World Championships.

Organized by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2