Skeleton athlete in track at Whistler Sliding Centre

Skeleton Progression Camps

Youth and adults aged 14 and up, who have successfully completed a Skeleton Foundation School (or equivalent) can participate in the Skeleton Progression Camps. Target group for these programs are all levels, from novice sliders to high-level development athletes who are working towards moving into Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton national programs. The program focuses on a systematic approach to maximize athlete potential and provides a framework to assist athletes as they move up the development pathway.

Multiple 12-day intensive training camps available from late October to late March. Athletes can participate in one, multiple or all camps in the season. The full-day camps include on-ice and off-ice coaching, strength & conditioning sessions and equipment education. This comprehensive program ensures athlete safety, skill development and enjoyment of the sport, lead by experienced coaches (read more about our coaches here). Camp participants have the option to participate in provincial and national competitions held throughout the winter season.

International athletes who are interested in sliding on the Whistler track are welcome to join the camp.

General Program Info
Who Ages 14+, who have successfully completed a Skeleton Foundation School (or equivalent)
When

Multiple 12-day camps are available in 2021/22:

  • October 22-November 3, 2021
  • December 8-19, 2021
  • January 12-23, 2022
  • February 16-27, 2022
  • March 16-27, 2022
Program Inclusions
  • On-ice training sessions 
  • Off-ice seminars/video analysis sessions 
  • Strength & conditioning sessions 
  • Equipment rental
  • Equipment education and mentorship
  • Eligible for discounted accommodation at Whistler Athletes' Centre
Cost
Camp Fees (per camp):
  • $960 domestic athletes
  • $1,240 international athletes

Program cost includes use of a skeleton sled and helmet; it is recommended that advanced/high performance athletes get their own equipment to progress further.

Additional Fee:
  • 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.

Race Schedule

(subject to change)

  • Whistler Cup (Dec 18-19, 2021)
  • Alberta Championships (Jan 22-23, 2022)
  • BC Championships (Feb 26-27, 2022)
  • Snipers Super Cup (Mar 26-27, 2022)

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!

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