Skeleton Progression Camps
The Skeleton Progression Camps are open to youth and adults (ages 14+) who have successfully completed a Skeleton Foundation School (or an equivalent). All skill levels, from beginner sliders to high-level development athletes aiming to join Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton national programs, are the target audience. The program emphasizes a methodical strategy to maximize athletes' potential and offers a framework to help athletes as they advance along the development pathway.
From late October to late March, a number of 5- and 12-day intensive training camps are offered. Athletes have the option to take part in one, many, or all camps during the season. Strength and conditioning workouts, equipment instruction and coaching on and off the ice are all included in the full-day camps. Under the direction of skilled coaches (learn more about them here), this extensive program ensures athlete safety, skill improvement and enjoyment of the sport. The option to compete in regional and national events held throughout the winter is available to participants.
These camps are open to any international athletes interested in sliding on the Whistler track.
|Who||Ages 14+ who have successfully completed a Skeleton Foundation School (or equivalent).|
Multiple 5 or 12-day camps are available in 2023/24:
Program cost includes the use of a skeleton sled and helmet; it is recommended that advanced/high-performance athletes get their own equipment to progress further.
|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.|
(subject to change)
Race fees and travel costs are in addition to the program fees.
|Registration & More Information||
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