Bobsleigh in Track at Whistler Sliding Centre

Bobsleigh Progression Camps

Youth and adults ages 16 and up who have successfully completed a Bobsleigh Foundation School (or equivalent), or those who want to progress as brakemen can participate in the Bobsleigh Progression Camps. Target group for this program stream are all levels, from novice sliders to high-level development athletes who are working towards moving into Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton national programs. The program focuses on a systematic approach to maximize athlete potential and provides a framework to assist athletes as they move up the development pathway.

A series of 5-day intensive training camps run from November to late March. Athletes can participate in one, multiple or all camps in the season. Recreational participants can join single days of camps (pre-registration required). The full-day camps include on-ice and off-ice coaching, strength & conditioning sessions and equipment education. This comprehensive program ensures athlete safety, skill development and enjoyment of the sport, lead by experienced coaches (read more about our coaches here). Camp participants have the option to participate in provincial and national competitions held throughout the winter season.

International athletes who are interested in sliding on the Whistler track may be able to join pending approval by the camp coach.

General Program Info
Who Ages 16+, who have successfully completed a Bobsleigh Foundation School (or equivalent), or who want to progress as brakemen
When

Multiple 12-day camps are available in 2021/22:

  • December 15 to 26, 2021
  • December 27, 2021 to January 9 , 2022
  • February 2 to 13, 2022
  • March 2 to 13, 2022
Program Inclusions
  • On-ice training sessions 
  • Off-ice seminars/video analysis sessions (2 for brakemen)
  • Strength & conditioning sessions and gym access
  • Equipment rental
  • Equipment education and mentorship
  • Eligible for discounted accommodation at WAC
Cost
  • Camp Fees (per camp):
    • $960 Domestic Pilot
    • $1,260 International Pilot
    • $160 Brakeman
  • Additional Fee: BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association Athlete Membership (required): $50

Program cost includes use of a beginner sled and helmet, high performance sleds available for additional costs.

Race Schedule

  • BCBSA BC Cup #1 (Jan 8-9, 2022)
  • BCBSA BC Cup #2 (Feb 12-13, 2022)
  • BCBSA BC Provincial Championships (Mar 12-13, 2022)

Race fees and travel costs are in addition to the program fees.

Registration & More Info

Contact us by email or phone at 604-964-0044 for any further questions and to register!

Camp registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each camp. Please make sure you submit your registration by the deadline to allow for camp planning, organization and to ensure the safety of athletes and staff.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2
Canada