Canada’s Olympic Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes Team Up with Calgary Stampede Cowboys and Royalty for Bobsleigh Push Challenge Competition
CALGARY—Canada’s medal-winning bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will bring Calgary Stampede Cowboys and Royalty, along with national media, into their office at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park Ice House for a unique Push Challenge competition, February 19 at 11:30 a.m..
Designed to showcase the synergies between the sliding sports, rodeo and chuckwagon racing, the Cowboys and Olympians Push Challenge will be used to share a unique community partnership and to launch BMW IBSF World Cup Bob + Skeleton Calgary, which will take place on the Olympic Track, February 22-24, 2019.
The push challenge will consist of one Olympic bobsleigh and skeleton athlete teaming up with a cowboy, Calgary Stampede Royalty and a member of the media in each four-man bobsleigh after learning how to do a skeleton start.
WHO: Canadian Bobsleigh Team (full men’s and women’s team in attendance)
Canadian Skeleton Team (full men’s and women’s team in attendance)
Jake Vold – Three-time Canadian Champion bareback rider
Jordie Fike – Calgary Stampede and WPCA chuckwagon driver
Chad Fike – Calgary Stampede and WPCA chuckwagon driver
Brett Monea – Calgary Stampede Bullfighter
Astokomii Smith, Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess
Carly Heath, Calgary Stampede Queen
Courtney Dingreville, Calgary Stampede Princess
Keily Stewart, Calgary Stampede Princess
WHERE: Ice House – Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park
WHEN: February 19, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.