World’s Best Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes Slide into Whistler for 2012 World Cup February 2-4

January 25, 2012

WHISTLER, B.C.—The world’s best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will return to the

Whistler Sliding Centre for the first of back-to-back Canadian stops to wrap up the 

2012 World Cup season.

More than 150 athletes representing 21 countries will slide into  Whistler for the

penultimate stop on the 2011-12 World Cup calendar.

Official training gets underway January 30. A media availability will be held with the

Canadian Team – details to be released later in the week.

The sliding sport festival will include DJ music and great food from many of Whistler’s

finest vendors.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 now at, by calling

1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853), or in person at the Visitor Centre.

Children six and under are free. A WILL CALL pick-up booth will be set up

at the base of the Excalibur Gondola on February 2, 3, and 4. Spectators can also

purchase tickets by CASH ONLY at the base of the Gondola on race days.

The Canadian Bobsleigh Team will begin sliding on January 30. Interviews can be lined

up by contacting Chris Dornan at T: 281-703-4394 or e-mail:

Media Accreditation:

ALL media must RSVP in advance of the event to receive media credentials for the 

World Cup. Media can pick up accreditation at the media centre which will be set up at 

the venue.

Media Parking:

Limited parking will be made available for media in Lot 7. Media may also gain free

access to the venue via the Excalibur Gondola.

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World Cup Accrediation/Canadian Team Requests
Chris Dornan                                           

Media and Public Relations

Canadian Luge Association

T: 281-703-4394

Whistler Sliding Centre Media Representative

Randy Clegg

Whistler Sliding Centre Media Liaison

T: 604-209-0611


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