Skeleton sleds Whistler Sliding Centre

Skeleton Foundation Schools

The Skeleton Foundation Schools are available to youths and adults (ages 14+) who want to learn the skills required to race on a skeleton sled. Throughout the winter season, multiple schools are offered in a block approach over five consecutive days.

The fundamental techniques required to steer a skeleton sled are taught in the classroom and practiced on the ice during each school. With guidance from the experienced coaches, athletes will progress to higher starts on the track throughout the course of the five sessions, honing their abilities (read more about our coaches here).

After completing a full five-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.

These camps are open to any international athletes interested in learning to start their sliding career on the Whistler track.

General Program Info

Ages 14+ (no previous experience needed).

Must be physically fit and meet certain health and safety requirements.


Select dates from November 2023 to February 2024. One foundation school consists of five consecutive school days. Participants are expected to attend all five sessions to complete the school.

Schools 2023/24 (subject to change):

  • November 8-12, 2023
  • December 19-23, 2023
  • January 16-21, 2024
  • February 6-11, 2024

School Fee

includes the use of a skeleton sled and helmet

Canadian Residents, ages 14-25:

  • $300 / school block
  • ID is required to receive this discounted rate; 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.

All other Participants:

  • $ TBC Canadian Athletes
  • $ TBC International athletes (any athlete that does not compete for Canada)
Accommodation Room and Board at the Whistler Athletes' Centre can be added to the camp for $100/day 
BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association Athlete Membership

All domestic athletes must be current members of the BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (membership $50/year; memberships available at program sign-up). International athletes must obtain a membership if they are not insured by another NSO or PSO.

Registration & more info

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

The camp registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start of each camp. The camp fee will increase by 20% for late registration. Please make sure you submit your registration by the deadline to allow for camp planning and organization to ensure the safety of athletes and staff. Camps will be canceled if registration numbers are too low two weeks before the camp is scheduled to start.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2