Whistler Sliding Centre invites community to Open House Days - Heavily discounted trial sessions teach the basics of luge, skeleton and bobsleigh

Monday, November 28, 2016

Whistler, BC: While the world’s top sliding athletes are training and competing on Whistler’s sliding track, the Whistler Sliding Centre also opens up its doors for beginners to give the three sliding sports a try. Those curious about bobsleigh, skeleton and luge are invited to attend Open House Days in early December and learn the sports’ basics. The heavily discounted one-time sessions are facilitated by the venue together with the BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association and the BC Luge Association.

The Bobsleigh and Skeleton Open House is scheduled for December 4, the day after the BMW IBSF World Cup Bob & Skeleton 2016 (Dec 2-3). Those inspired by the bobsled and skeleton athletes can either learn how to pilot their own 2-man sled or give skeleton a try. Bobsleigh is offered at 4:00pm and 5:30pm and costs $50 per person for pilot school, participants (16 years and up) get one run as pilot and one as brakeman. Skeleton is available at 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm and costs $15 per person. The program is suitable for participants 14 years and older.

The Luge Open House will be happening on December 11, one day after the Viessmann Luge World Cup & Viessmann Team Relay World Cup 2016 (Dec 9-10). Participants will slide from Curve 13, reaching speeds of up to 70km/hr. The program is geared towards youth 8-14 years, however parents are welcome to participate with their kids. Sessions will be held at 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm Cost for this the Luge Open House is $10 per person.

Those who want to learn more after the Open House can enroll in programming offered by the provincial sliding organizations for further training.

More information about the Open Houses and pre-registration (limited availability) is possible here or by phone at 604-964-0040.