NEWS

CANADIAN BOBSLEIGH ATHLETES TAKE FINAL RUNS OF SEASON IN VISA CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WHISTLER SLIDING CENTRE

March 18, 2009

WHISTLER, B.C.—Canada’s top men and women bobsleigh athletes will race head-to-head down the fastest track in the world at the Whistler Sliding Centre in hopes of claiming the 2009 Visa Canadian Championship title.

 

The men’s two-man and women’s races will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 6-7:30 p.m., while the four-man race will be held on Sunday, 5-6 p.m., to officially wrap up the season.

 

The Canadian Championships will be the final opportunity for public, who were not lucky enough to get one of the 3,000 tickets to the sold out Bobsleigh World cup race, to watch the an official bobsleigh competition at the Whistler Sliding Centre prior to the 2010 Olympic competition.

 

The first 1,000 spectators will be able to watch the Canadian Championships for just $5. Admission must be paid at the entrance of the venue.

 

WHO:          Canadian Bobsleigh Team

 

WHERE:      Whistler Sliding Centre

                   Whistler, B.C.

 

WHEN:        Saturday, March 21, 2009              Sunday, March 22, 2009

                   6-7:30 p.m. PDT                              5-6 p.m. PDT

 

ATHLETE

INTERVIEWS: Canadian athletes will be available for interviews near the finish dock following the second run of each race.

 

TICKET

INFO:

- General admission to venue, $5 per person (cash only), payment on-site

- Track lower loop open to public

- Capacity, first 1000 spectators – gates open one hour prior to competition
- Public parking in Lot 7/8, short walk to the venue

- Accessible parking available on-site

 

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