Whistler Sliding Centre to host BMW IBSF World Cup Bob & Skeleton, December 2-3

Friday, November 25, 2016

Whistler, BC: The world’s best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes are back at the Whistler Sliding Centre to kick off the 2016-17 BMW IBSF World Cup season! On December 2 & 3, nearly 200 athletes representing 22 countries will compete for the prestigious medals on the world’s fastest track. Competitions will be held for Women’s Skeleton, Men’s Skeleton, 2-woman Bobsleigh, 2-man Bobsleigh and 4-person Bobsleigh.

Race Schedule (subject to change):    
Friday, Dec 2  2:00pm Women’s Skeleton Heat 1
  3:30pm Women’s Skeleton Heat 2
  4:30pm Break
  6:00pm 2-man Bobsleigh Heat 1
  7:30pm 2-man Bobsleigh Heat 2
Saturday, Dec 3 10:00am Men’s Skeleton Heat 1
  11:30am Men’s Skeleton Heat 2
  12:30pm Break
  2:00pm 2-woman Bobsleigh Heat 1
  3:30pm 2-woman Bobsleigh Heat 2
  4:30pm Break
  6:00pm 4-person Bobsleigh Heat 1
  7:30pm 4-person Bobsleigh Heat 2

 

 

Event Tickets:

Ticket cost is $10/person (incl. tax), Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards sliding sports. Tickets are available:

  • Online select 'Sport Event Admission' and choose the day that you want
  • At the track entrance ticket booth, or in Guest Services building
  • At the Visitor Centre, Whistler, Gate Way Dr.

On-Site Services December 2 & 3:

  • Spectator Shuttle to top start area of track
  • Fully Licensed Spectator Area in the Lower Loop:
    • Mulled wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and smokies/brats by Gibbons
    • Snowline Catering (veggie & chicken curry)
  • Retail: Buy a Whistler Sliding Centre bell at Guest Services to make some noise!

Athletes:

Around 200 athletes from 22 countries competing:

  • Bobsleigh (14 nations): AUS, AUT, BRA, CAN, FRA, GBR, GER, KOR, MON, NED, ROU, RUS, SUI, USA
  • Skeleton (18 nations): AUS, AUT, BEL, CAN, ESP, GBR, GER, ISV, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAT, NED, NZL, RUS, SUI, SWE, USA

Winners of last season’s BMW IBSF World Cup races in Whistler (January 22-23, 2016)

  • Women's Skeleton: Tina Hermann (GER), Time Total 1:48.90
  • Men's Skeleton: Martins Dukurs (LAT), Time Total 1:44.31
  • 2-woman Bobsleigh: Kaillie Humphries/Melissa Lotholz (CAN), Time Total: 1:45.37
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh 1: Rico Peter/Thomas Amrhein (SUI), Time Total  1:43.41
  • 2-Man Bobsleigh 2: Chris Spring/Lascelles Brown (CAN), Time Total 1:42.76

How to get to the Whistler Sliding Centre:

The Whistler Sliding Centre is located at 4910 Glacier Lane, across the street from Lot 8.

  • The Excalibur Gondola will be open from 8:30am-9:30pm. No ticket is required to get on the Gondola as long as you are not dressed for skiing or snowboarding / are not carrying skis or snowboards (similar to access to the Tube Park).
  • Parking is available in lots 1-5 in the Village with access on the gondola. Parking is also available in lots 6, 7 and 8 (within walking distance to the Whistler Sliding Centre).
  • Public Transit: BC Transit bus system to Staff Housing (route 7), followed by a short walk to the venue. Timetables/fares available on www.bctransit.com.

 

Results will be available on the IBSF website