Skeleton sleds Whistler Sliding Centre

Skeleton Foundation Schools

Youth and adults (ages 14+) that want to acquire the in-depth skills needed to race on a skeleton sled can enroll in the Skeleton Foundation Schools. The program is available in a block format over six consecutive days, offered multiple times through the winter season.

During the school, the basic skills needed to drive a skeleton sled are taught in the classroom and practiced on the ice. Over the course of the four sessions, athletes develop and refine their skills as they move to higher start heights on the track (read more about our coaches here).

After completing a full six-session school, athletes can continue attending the weekly foundation sessions, and/or are encouraged to move up and join the Skeleton Progression Camps to further refine their skills and eventually start from the top of the Whistler track.

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

One foundation school consists of six consecutive school days (1 day off-ice instruction (track walks, equipment setup, classroom sliding intro), 5 days on-ice instruction).

Select dates from November 2022 to March 2023:

  • November 15-20, 2022

  • December 13-18, 2022

  • February 21-26, 2023

Participants are expected to attend all six sessions to complete the school

Cost
School Fee, Canadian residents, ages 14-25:

(ID required; 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.)

  • $350, includes use of a skeleton sled and helmet.
School Fee, All other participants:
  • $820, includes use of a skeleton sled and helmet.
 
ADDITIONAL FEES:
BC BOBSLEIGH AND SKELETON ASSOCIATION ATHLETE MEMBERSHIP:

$50 (required for all domestic athletes; for international athletes, membership is required for athletes not insured by another NSO or PSO)

ACCOMMODATION:

Athletes in need of accommodation can book their stay at the Whistler Athletes' Centre, starting at $87/night. Accommodation & school fees are separate bookings/payments. Applicable athlete discount applied at booking. 15% if booked outside 14 nights from arrival and 5% if booked within 14 nights of arrival. Ask about our discounts for stays longer than 15 consecutive nights.

Registration & more info

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.

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