Canadian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes Ready to Host 2012 World Cup in Whistler

November 7, 2012

—Media invited to Canadian team’s training in Whistler, November 21—

WHISTLER, B.C.—While the world’s best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will kick-off

the pre-Olympic season this week in Lake Placid, N.Y., the lone Canada stop on the

World Cup will take place, November 19-24 in Whistler, B.C.

The Whistler Sliding Centre will play host to the top athletes on the globe for the third

race of the 2012-13 campaign. More than 200 athletes representing 22 countries will

slide into Whistler for men’s and women’s skeleton and bobsleigh races.

Media are invited to attend the Canadian squad’s training session, November 21. The

skeleton athletes will hit the track at 1 p.m., Canada’s bobsleigh athletes will slide at 5

p.m. (all times PST).

Tickets for the Whistler event 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 November 22, 23, and 24. Spectators can also

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


Whistler World Cup:

November 21 – Official Training Canadian Team

                  1 p.m. – skeleton

                  5 p.m. – bobsleigh

November 23

                  10 a.m. – women’s skeleton race

                  3 p.m. – 2-man bobsleigh race

                  6:30 p.m. – women’s bobsleigh race

November 24

                  9 a.m. – men’s 4-man bobsleigh race

                  3 p.m. – men’s skeleton race

Whistler Media Accreditation:

ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at 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 and 8. Media may also gain 

free access to the venue via the Excalibur Gondola. For complete event information, 

please visit or


TV Coverage:

Highlights of Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton World Cup races in Lake Placid, Park City and Whistler, will be televised on Sportsnet and Sportsnet One each day. For complete television coverage, please visit

About Whistler Sport Legacies and the Whistler Sliding Centre

Whistler Sport Legacies is a not-for-profit society responsible for operating three of Whistler’s 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Venues: The Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre. 

The Whistler Sliding Centre is situated on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler Resort, and hosted the Bobsleigh, Skeleton, and Luge competitions during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The facility now operates as a centre for high-performance development, youth and recreational club programming, and tourist and public programs, building on the legacy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.


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