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Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Slides Coast-to-Coast in Search of Next Canadian Olympian

June 8, 2015

 

CALGARY—Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton is looking for high-performance athletes from a variety of multi-sport backgrounds this summer. 

A Canada-wide search is being launched, with recruitment camps underway through the months of June and July. 

“Our sports tend to be picked up by athletes in their late teens or early twenties – athletes who have enjoyed success on other playing fields,” said Chris Le Bihan, high-performance director, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. “We have worked with our provincial association partners to locate some of the hotbeds of multisport activity, and scheduled recruitment camps to allow those athletes to test themselves against our standards, and entice our next generation of champions to the sport.” 

For a nominal $20 fee, athletes in cities from Québec to British Columbia can be assessed against the recruitment standards, which include speed testing for 15- and 30-metre starts, along with various strength and lifting requirements. 

“We are looking for serious athletes who demonstrate explosive strength, power, and speed,” said Le Bihan. “There’s also a huge need for our athletes to have a team mentality.”

Recruitment camp schedule:

June 14 – Ottawa. ON

Terry Fox Track & Field Centre

Arrival: 10:30 a.m.

 

June 20 – Waterloo, QC.

La Taule

Arrival: 10:00 a.m.

 

June 28 – Hamilton, ON

McMaster University; David Braley Athletic Centre

Arrival: 10:30 a.m.

 

June 28 – Calgary, QB

CSI-C High Performance Centre; Canada Olympic Park

Arrival: 10:30 a.m.

July 11 – Saskatoon, SK

Saskatoon Fieldhouse

Arrival: 10:30 a.m.

July 11 – Edmonton, AB

Kinsmen Sports Centre

Arrival: 1:30 p.m.

 

July 12 – Richmond, BC

Richmond Oval

Arrival: 10:30 a.m.

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 –– BMW Canada, The Globe and Mail – 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.  

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