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 four consecutive days, offered multiple times through the winter season.
During the school, the basic skills needed to steer 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 four-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 move to the top of the Whistler track.
|Who||Individuals aged 14 and up (no previous experience needed).
Must be physically fit and meet certain health and safety requirements.
Select dates from November 2021 to March 2022. One foundation school consists of four consecutive school days:
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.)
School Fee, All other participants:
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||
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