2013 IBSF North America Cup Calgary

November 11, 2013

FIBT North America Cup 

Calgary, AB

November 11-16, 2013

Thursday, November 14  Skeleton   9:00am   Race #1
  2-Man & Women's Bobsleigh  2:00pm  Race #1
 Friday, November 15 Skeleton  9:00am  Race #2
  2-Man & Women's Bobsleigh  2:00pm Race #2
 Saturday, November 16  4 Man 10:00am Race #1
    2:00pm  Race #2

The North America Cup of Bobsleigh and Skeleton is an annual event on the international development circuit calendar for bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.  The event is part of a North American series that as stops in the four Winter Olympic host cities of Lake Placid New York, Park City Utah, Calgary Alberta and Whistler British Columbia. The international federation FIBT, and the host nations sanction these events.

Each year Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton hostsone or two events that see approximately 200 athletes and coaches in attendance.  Last year we had participation from thefollowing countries:

  • USA, Australia, Belarus, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Slovakia, Korea, Germany, Russia, and the host country of Canada

The event lasts seven days, and is comprised of 4 days of training and 3 days of competition. The event, consisting mainly of National Development bobsleigh and skeleton athletes working their way towards garnering a spot on their nationals 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.These competitions are crucial in the technical development cycle of the athletes as they learn new tracks and higher-level competition before trying to earn a berth on their nations National team competing at the World Cup level.

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