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. Sessions run weekly from late November to March. The program is available either in a weekly format (4 sessions on consecutive weekends), or in a block format over four consecutive days.

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.

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

Select dates from November 2021 to March 2022. Weekly on Sundays and multi-day block format available.

Weekly Sunday Format:
  • Four sessions, weekly on Sundays
  • Weekly schools 2021/22:
    • December 26, 2021 plus 3 consecutive Sundays
    • January 23, 2022  plus 3 consecutive Sundays
    • February 20, 2022  plus 3 consecutive Sundays
  • Participants are expected to attend all four sessions to complete the school
Block Format:
  • Four consecutive school days
  • School blocks 2021/22:
    • October 21-24, 2021
    • January 12-16, 2022
    • March 16-20, 2022
  • Participants are expected to attend all four 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.)

  • $300, includes use of a skeleton sled and helmet.
School Fee, All other participants:
  • $675, includes use of a skeleton sled and helmet.
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

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
Canada