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MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR 2013 BOBSLEIGH AND SKELETON WORLD CUP IN CALGARY

November 12, 2013

Canada’s Skeleton and Bobsleigh Athletes Set to Launch Olympic Year on Home Ice

—Inaugural WinSport World Push challenge takes centre stage, November 22—

CALGARY—The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Calgary as Canada hosts the season-opening Viessmann Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup, presented by The Globe and Mail, November 22-30 on the Olympic Track.

WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will play host to 350 athletes representing 30 countries that will compete in men’s and women’s skeleton and bobsleigh races.

Calgary’s World Cup organizers have enhanced the events surrounding the races for fans and supporters who come out to cheer on the Canadian squad. The first World Cup on the 2013-14 IBSF calendar will include activities for all ages including a highly-anticipated World Push Challenge, games and activities for kids, entertainment, prizes, beer gardens, athlete autograph sessions and so much more.

Tickets, which cost $19.99 for a 2-day pass, are on sale now and available at Calgary Safeway locations, Canada Olympic Park Guest Services, through local schools and online at bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca. Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton is also pleased to be working with KidsUpFront, providing tickets to 500 local children to come out and experience the excitement of both sports. With attendance numbers estimated to be in the thousands, fans are encouraged to secure tickets before they sell out.

The week will launch with a bang as the top brakemen around the world compete head-to-head for cash prizes and the championship belt at the inaugural WinSport World Push Challenge in the Ice House. Qualifying for the action-packed event will take place on November 22, with the top-10 men and top-10 women competing in a battle royale format for big cash under the lights on Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m. MTN. For tickets and info, please visit www.winsport.ca.

Schedule:

November 22  

12 noon           World Push Challenge Qualifier          

November 23  

7 p.m.              World Push Challenge Finals

November 25 – Official Training

November 26   - Official Training

November 27 – Official Training

November 28 – Official Training

November 29

12 noon – Women’s Skeleton Race

2:30 p.m. – Men’s Skeleton Race

6 p.m. – Men’s Two-Man Bobsleigh Race

November 30

10 a.m. – Men’s Four-Man Bobsleigh Race

2 p.m. – Women’s Bobsleigh Race

Media Accreditation

ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at hpprchris@shaw.ca for accreditation to the 

FIBT World Cup races, presented by The Globe and Mail. Media can pick up 

accreditation at the Media Centre which will be set up in the Bob Niven Training Centre 

at Canada Olympic Park.

For accreditation to the WinSport Push Challenge, please contact Dale Oviatt at

dale.oviatt@winsport.ca.

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 – Adidas, Eurotech – Viking Engineering, BMW Canada, The Globe and Mail, Conceptum Sport Logistics, Therapeutica – along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, and SAIT Polytechnic. Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton develops Olympic and world champions. Please visit us at www.bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca.  

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Media Contact

Chris Dornan
Media Representative
403.620.8731 hpprchris@shaw.ca