Whistler Sliding Centre: Open for Summer Bobsleigh & Sightseeing
Whistler, BC: The Whistler Sliding Centre is open again to the public and is offering summer bobsleigh and free sightseeing. Summer bobsleigh rides are offered on weekends in July and August 2020 (starting on July 18), free sightseeing is possible daily.
Summer bobsleigh tours run on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August, with sessions starting every 30 minutes from 10am to 2pm. The first day of operation is July 18. After an orientation and a tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue, teams will ride in a bobsleigh equipped with wheels, steered by a trained pilot, with speeds of up to 90km/hr. The “Youth Slide Free” discount makes the activity affordable especially for families: A youth (ages 12-18) slides free when accompanied by a paying adult (1:1 ratio, adult price $99; additional youth pay 50% off the adult price). No previous experience is required to participate, minimum age is 12, some physical restrictions apply. The activity is offered rain or shine, pre-booking is recommended. Increased sanitation & safety protocols and small group sizes help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Self-guided sightseeing is possible free of charge daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Visitors can explore the sliding track and learn about its operation, sports and athletes on the interpretive walking route (stroller/wheelchair friendly). Access to the Guest Services building with washrooms, retail and refreshments is available.
Winter operations with sliding on ice will resume in October, with bobsleigh and skeleton activities for public participants, youth and adult sport programs as well as athlete training and competitions through to March.
More information about summer operations and booking for summer bobsleigh is available at www.whistlerslidingcentre.com, or by phone at 604-964-0040.
About the Whistler Sliding Centre
The Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) is a world-class bobsleigh, skeleton and luge facility for athletes of all levels, and a legacy venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Public visitors can try the sports in unique passenger bobsleigh and public skeleton rides. Aspiring athletes and recreational participants from novice to advanced level can learn to slide in sport programs in luge, skeleton and bobsleigh. Within the non-profit organization, all proceeds from public programs go directly towards growing sport and supporting sliding athletes. The WSC is operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to grow sport at three Olympic legacy venues: Whistler Olympic Park, the Whistler Sliding Centre and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre. For more information, visit whistlerslidingcentre.com.
PHOTO for editorial use:
The Dropbox link below provides access to an image of summer bobsleigh at the Whistler Sliding Centre. The photo can be used free of charge in relation to this news release, WITH the use of the photo credit “Whistler Sliding Centre/Coast Mountain Photography”: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8yy9qt5v3w0kv3j/WhistlerSlidingCentre-SummerBobsleigh_PhotoWhistlerSlidingCentre-CoastMountainPhotography.jpg?dl=0
Communications Manager, Whistler Sport Legacies