Bobsleigh Sport Program

Discover Bobsleigh

Participants can now get a taste of the Olympic winter sport of Bobsleigh by piloting their own sled!

Join us at the Whistler Sliding Centre for this 2.5 hour introductory driving school, where a qualified coach will take you through the core skills and techniques needed to pilot a Bobsleigh. After a brief orientation and track walk, you will be teamed up with a partner and a training sled. With guidance from the coach, you and your partner will take your first runs on the track, taking turns as brakeman and pilot. Starting at Curve 7 (2/3 of the way up the track), you will pilot your sled reaching speeds of up to 120 km/h while driving through the final nine curves on the Olympic track.

General Program Info
Who:

Individuals aged 16 and up (no previous experience needed).
Must be physically fit, and meet certain health and safety requirements.

When:
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 (3:30pm)
  • Sunday, November 25, 2018 (5:00pm)
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019 (11:30am)
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (11:00am)
Cost:
  • $50 per athlete per session for Canadian residents, ages 16-25 (ID required)*
  • $250 per session, all other participants

Cost includes use of a bobsleigh and helmet. Additional information will be provided upon registration.

Location: Whistler Sliding Centre

*The age range of 16 to 25 years aligns with long-term athlete development stages in the sliding sports and the Canadian Sport for Life program. This age range allows us to capture early, as well as late stage Olympic potential athletes.

REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION

To register or for questions, please contact the Whistler Sliding Centre by email or phone at 604-964-0040, ext. 2206.

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

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