Skeleton athlete in track at Whistler Sliding Centre

Skeleton Progression Camps

Youth and adults aged 14 and up, who have successfully completed a Novice Skeleton program (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.

Eight 5-day intensive training camps are run 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. 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 may be able to join pending approval by the camp coach.

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

**Please note these dates are subject to change, particularly due to Covid-19. We strongly recommend you don’t book non-refundable travel**

In the 2020/21 season, there will be eight 5-day camps:

  • October 27 - 31, 2020
  • November 24 - 28, 2020, CANCELLED due to provincial health order!
  • December 9 - 13, 2020
  • December 27 - 31, 2020
  • January 20 - 24, 2021
  • February 3 - 7, 2021 (Park City/tbc) 
  • February 24 - 28, 2021
  • March 17 - 21, 2021

Camp registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of each camp. To register, please contact us by email (information below).

Program Inclusions
  • 5 on-ice training sessions 
  • 5 off-ice seminars/video analysis sessions 
  • 3 strength & conditioning sessions per week and gym access 
  • Equipment rental
  • Equipment education and mentorship
  • Eligible for discounted accommodation at WAC
Cost
  • Camp Fees (per camp):
    • $400 Domestic Athlete
    • $600 International Athlete
  • 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)

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.

Race Schedule Race schedule below for 2019/20; tbd for 2020/21:
  • BCBSA BC Cup #1 (Dec 21-22, 2019)
  • BCBSA BC Cup #2 (Jan 18-19, 2020)
  • BCBSA BC Cup #3 (Feb 22-23, 2020)
  • BCBSA BC Provincial Championships (Mar 20-22, 2020)

Race fees and travel costs are in addition to the program fees.

Registration & More Information

Contact Sally Bennett, Sport Manager, 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, as camp planning and organization will be more complex during the pandemic, and we need sufficient notice of your participation to ensure the safety of athletes and staff.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2
Canada