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WHISTLER, B.C.—Canada’s skeleton and bobsleigh athletes invite media to their training sessions Tuesday and Wednesday in advance of hosting the fastest athletes on ice for the season-opening BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup at the Whistler Sliding Centre for the first time in three years, November 24-26.

Four Canadian skeleton athletes will be sliding headfirst during their final official training runs on, November 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT. The nation’s top bobsleigh athletes will take to the starting block on November 23 from 2-5 p.m. PT.

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-women 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 22 – Official Skeleton Training                                                                            

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT

November 23 – Official Bobsleigh Training

2-5 p.m. PT                                        

November 24 – World Cup Skeleton Races (Streamed Live on CBCsports.ca)

10:30 a.m. – Men’s Skeleton Race

2:30 p.m. – Women’s Skeleton Race

November 25 – World Cup Bobsleigh (Streamed Live on CBCsports.ca)

10 a.m. – Women’s Monobob Race

2:30 p.m. – Two-Man Bobsleigh Race

November 26 – World Cup Bobsleigh (Streamed Live on CBCsports.ca)

10 a.m. – Two-Women 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 day.

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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CBC TV:

In addition to the live streaming of each race on CBCsports.ca, taped package will air on CBC-TV, November 27 from 2-4 p.m. local across the country.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan                                                                    

Media and Public Relations

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton

T: 403-620-8731