Skeleton instruction at Whistler Sliding Centre

Discover Skeleton

Young participants can get a taste of the Olympic winter sport of skeleton by sliding down the track on their own sled!

Join us at the Whistler Sliding Centre for this 2 hour introductory sliding session, where a qualified coach will take you through the skills and techniques needed to become a skeleton athlete (read more about our coaches here). After a brief orientation, you will walk the track and be fitted with a sled. With guidance from the coach, you will take your first two runs from the Maple Leaf start (1/3 of the way up the track), reaching speeds of up to 100 km/h on the Olympic track!

General Program Info

Individuals aged 14 and up (no previous experience needed).
Must be physically fit and meet certain health and safety requirements.


Select dates from November 2022 to March 2023:

  • November 20, 2022, time TBC
  • December 1, 2022, time TBC
  • December 18, 2022, time TBC
  • January 8, 2023, time TBC
  • January 22, 2023, time TBC
  • February 5, 2023, time TBC
  • February 26, 2023, time TBC
  • March 19, 2023, time TBC
  • $55 per athlete per session for Canadian residents, ages 14-25 (ID required)*
  • $250 per session, all other participants

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

*The age range of 14 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 for 2022/23 is now open! To register or for any questions, please contact us by email or call 604-964-0040 ext. 2244.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2

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