Whilst sliding you will be feeling g forces of several times your body weight pushing down on your body, and speeds up to 100km/hr. Please ensure that you have met the safety requirements before putting your body under such G forces:
- Are you between 16 and 75* years old?
- Participants under 19 years old: Will you have a parent or guardian present to sign your waiver when arriving at the Sliding Centre? (government ID required at check in)
- Do you weigh between 90lbs (41kg) and 220lbs (100kg) in full winter clothing? (You will be weighed at check in. Please note that if you are not eligible for skeleton, you may still be eligible for our bobsleigh session if you are under 270lbs (122kg) (fully clothed). We highly recommend ensuring you are within the weight restrictions before arriving at the centre to avoid disappointment)
- Are you between 4'6" (137cm) and 6'6" (198cm) in height? Please note that if you are not eligible for skeleton, you may still be eligible for our bobsleigh session if you are under 6'10" (208cm) in height.
- Do you have the physical strength to walk up a steep hill to the starting point and lift yourself over the 3ft high track wall at the finish?
- Do you have the physical strength and dexterity to be able to strongly grip the sides of the skeleton sled?
If you have answered NO to any of the above, unfortunately you will be unable to participate in our public skeleton program, due to health and safety guidelines.
- Do you suffer from any heart conditions or have any previous head, neck or back injuries?
- Are you or could you be pregnant?
We do not recommend taking part in our public sliding program if you are pregnant or suffer from a heart condition or any chronic, recent or severe head, neck or back injuries. This is due to the pressure put on the body when sliding. If you have any concerns please consult your doctor.
Please note that the potential risks associated with this activity may include motion sickness, nose bleeds, bumps and bruises, ice rashes, neck and back injury and sprains/broken bones.
- For your own safety you must also:
- have a basic understanding of English & the cognitive ability to understand/follow instructions
- not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- not be taking any medication that could impair judgement or physical dexterity