Medal Winning Canadian Squad Set to Host World in Whistler for BMW IBSF World Cup Bobsleigh and Skeleton
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton —Training set for November 21-23, race action takes place November 24-25—
WHISTLER, B.C.—Fresh off celebrating a historic weekend at the second stop on the World Cup circuit, Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes are ready to host
the world’s best on home ice at the Whistler Sliding Centre, November 21-25, 2017.
The 2010 Olympic Track will play host to nearly 200 athletes, representing 25 countries from around the globe that will descend on Whistler Village for men’s and women’s skeleton and bobsleigh races.
A preview of the 2018 Olympic races, the action will be fast and furious, the food delicious and non-stop fun for guests of all ages. Put on your red and white and cheer Team Canada on as they continue to chase the podium on the track to Pyeongchang.
Training – (Best opportunities for interviews and photos)
November 21, 22, 23
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – skeleton
3-6 p.m. – bobsleigh
World Cup Races:
10 a.m. – women’s skeleton
3 p.m. – two-man bobsleigh
6 p.m. – women’s bobsleigh
10 a.m. – men’s skeleton
2 p.m. – four-man bobsleigh
Individual tickets for the Whistler event can be purchased for $10. Family tickets are $20/day. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca/en/events/worldcup/, or in person at Guest Services at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
Whistler Media Accreditation:
ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at email@example.com in advance of the event
to receive media credentials for the World Cup. Media can pick up accreditation at Guest
Services before heading to the Media Centre.
Limited parking will be made available for media in Lot 7 and 8. Media may also gain free
access to the venue via the Excalibur Gondola.
The BMW IBSF World Cup would not be possible without the support of BMW, Gazprom,
Liqui Moly, Omega, Bloomex, Gibbons, and Infiniti Printing and Copying.
For complete event information, please visit www.bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca or
About Whistler Sport Legacies and the Whistler Sliding Centre
The Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) is operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to grow sport at three venues: Whistler Olympic Park, the Whistler Sliding Centre, and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre. Each facility plays a unique role in inspiring sport excellence for the benefit of athletes, residents, and visitors. The WSC was the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue for bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge competitions; and today, is a training and competition venue for sliding sport athletes of all levels. For more information, visit whistlerslidingcentre.com
About Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton is a non-profit organization and the national governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in Canada. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Karbon, Driving Force, Calgary Stampede and Conceptum Sport Logistics – along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee. Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton develops Olympic and world champions. Please visit us at www.bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
World Cup Accreditation/Canadian Team Requests
Media and Public Relations
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton