Recruitment Camps

Do you have what it takes to be a champion?

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton's recruitment team travels across Canada each year searching for the next generation of Canadian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Champions. Athletes must be hard working and motivated with explosive power, strength and speed, and who have a team mentality.

 
2018 spring and summer camp dates are as follows:

June 16 - Ottawa - Louis Riel Dome - Registration at 9 a.m.

June 17 - Montreal - McGill University (Tomlinson Field House) - Registration at 10 a.m.

July 28 - Winnipeg - Max Bell Centre - Registration at 10 a.m.

July 29 - Saskatoon - Saskatoon Field House - Registration at 10 a.m.

August 11 - Edmonton - Kinsmen Centre - Registration at 12 noon

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will also be holding more camps in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal  and Calgary. Dates, locations and times to be confirmed shortly.

For a nominal $20 fee, athletes in cities from coast to coast are invited to be assessed against our recruitment standards, which include speed testing for 15- and 30-metre starts, along with various elastic and explosive strength requirements.

We look forward to having you come out to a BCS Recruitment Camp, and test yourself against our standards, see if you have what it takes to be a bobsleigh or skeleton athlete.

Contact us today!

National Recruitment Coordinator
Esther Dalle
613-276-0779
erpehvgzrag@obopnafxry.pn

Physical Testing Standards

Men Height*
(cm)
Weight*
(kg)
15m
(sec)
30m
(sec)
SLJ
(m)
UHF
(m)
Elite  190-155  110-100  2.05-2.15  3.55-3.65  3.35-3.15  20.00-17.50
Development 190-155 99-75 2.16-2.40 3.66-3.90 3.14-2.43 17.49-11.50
 
Women Height*
(cm)
Weight*
(kg)
15m
(sec)
30m
(sec)
SLJ
(m)
UHF
(m)
Elite 178-148 78-73 2.20-2.30 3.90-4.00 3.00-2.70 15.50-14.50
Development 178-148 72-63 2.31-2.50 4.01-4.20 2.69-2.30 14.49-12.50

*Height and Weight are guidelines only

SLJ - Standing Long Jump
UHF - Underhand Forward Throw
Medicine ball (Men:5kg, Women:4kg)

Videos explaining each event can be found on our BCS YouTube page (English only)