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WHISTLER, B.C.—The world’s fastest athletes on ice will slide into a new Olympic quadrennial at the Whistler Sliding Centre as Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will host the BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup on the west coast for the first time in three years, November 24-26.

Athletes from around the world will battle it out for the first bobsleigh and skeleton podiums of the season on the Olympic Track in Whistler, B.C.

Media are invited to official training beginning on November 23. World Cup racing begins on November 24 with women’s and men’s skeleton competition. Women’s monobob and two-man bobsleigh will hit the start block on November 25. Two-woman bobsleigh, and the four-man race will cap off the week of sliding on November 26.

The following are the Canadian athletes who will reach speeds up to 150km/hour while sliding down the high-banked corners of the world-renowned Whistler Sliding Centre.

Skeleton Athletes:

Women                                                                         Men

Jane Channell (North Vancouver)                                   Blake Enzie (Calgary)

Mirela Rahneva (Ottawa)                                               Evan Neufeldt (Saskatoon)

Bobsleigh Athletes;

Women                                                                         Men

Cynthia Appiah (Toronto)                                               Taylor Austin (Lethbridge, Alta.)

Bianca Ribi (Calgary)                                                     Cyrus Gray (Duncan, B.C.)

Niamh Haughey  (Whitby, Ont.)                                      Shaquille Murray-Lawrence (Scarborough, Ont.)

Leah Walkeden (Ardrossan, Alta.)                                  David Caixeiro (Calgary)

Alexandra Klein (Waterloo, Ont.)                                    Davidson de Souza (Calgary)

                                                                                    Chris Ashley (Calgary)

Schedule:

November 23 – Official Training                                                         

Canadian Times to be released November 21                                        

November 24 – World Cup Skeleton Races

10:30 a.m. – Men’s Skeleton Race

2:30 p.m. – Women’s Skeleton Race

November 25 – World Cup Bobsleigh

10 a.m. – Women’s Monobob Race

2:30 p.m. – Two-Man Bobsleigh Race

November 26 – World Cup Bobsleigh

10 a.m. – Two-Woman Bobsleigh

2:30 p.m. – Four-Man Bobsleigh

Where:             Whistler Sliding Centre

Admission:      Admission to the BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup is FREE to all spectators on race days.

Media Accreditation:

ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at hpprchris@shaw.ca in advance of the event to receive media credentials for the 2022 BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup. Media can pick up

accreditation in the Media Centre located in the Guest Services building at the Whistler Sliding Centre during World Cup week.

Media Waiver: All media attending the World Cup, must complete the following waiver.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan                                                   

Media and Public Relations

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

T: 403-620-8731