Potential Olympic Bound Athletes Slide into Calgary for Intercontinental Cup Skeleton Race

January 12, 2010

CALGARYMichelle Kelly and Amy Gough have returned to Calgary for two Intercontinental Cup skeleton races, presented by Shaw in an effort to earn enough points to secure a final sled for the Canadian women at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.


Six Canadians will play host to 26 men and 21 women, representing 21 nations, on their home track at Canada Olympic Park in the Calgary foothills.


Calgary’s Sarah Reid, who is the only Canadian to have won a gold medal at the World Junior Skeleton Championships, and Darla Deschamps will join Kelly and Gough in the women’s field for one race each. Calgary’s Keith Loach, who competed on the World Cup for the final half of last season will lead the Canadian men. Loach will be joined in the men’s race by Calgary’s John Fairbairn and Charles, Wlodarczak, of Richmond, B.C.



Schedule:         FIBT Intercontinental Skeleton Cup Calgary, presented by Shaw

                        Tuesday, January 12                  5:30-9:30 p.m.               Skeleton Training

                        Wednesday, January 13              5:30-9:30 p.m.               Skeleton Training

                        Thursday, January 14                 5:30-7:30 p.m.               Men’s Race

                                                                      7:30-9:30 p.m.              Women’s Race

                        Friday, January 15                      5:30-7:30 p.m.              Men’s Race

                                                                       7:30-9:30 p.m.              Women’s Race 



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