University Sliding School

Do you love to go fast?

The Whistler Sliding Centre is offering the “Sliding School” program exclusive to University students. Students will receive instruction from certified and experienced instructors in Skeleton and/or Bobsleigh, along with a tour of the world class facility and host venue for the 2010 Olympic Sliding events.


After a brief orientation and track walk and with guidance from the coach, you and your partner will take your first runs on the track, taking turns as brakeman and pilot. Starting at Curve 7, you will pilot your sled reaching speeds of up to 120 km/h while driving through the final 9 corners of the track.


After a brief orientation, you will walk the track and be fitted with a sled. With guidance from the coach, you will take your first 2 runs from the Maple Leaf start, reaching speeds of up to 100 km/h on the Olympic track.

Pricing (shown below is 2017/2018; pricing 2018/2019 tbd):

$35 for Bobsleigh
$25 for Skeleton
$55 for a double session /
both Bobsleigh & Skeleton on the same day

Dates*: Available again in winter 2018/2018, check back for dates!

*Sessions will be confirmed 2 weeks before sliding. A minimum of 8 needed people for sessions to run.

Know Before You Go – Participants Must:

  • Be over 16 years of age for Bobsleigh and over 14 years of age for Skeleton.
  • Weigh between 90lbs-240lbs in winter clothing for Bobsleigh and 90lbs-220lbs for Skeleton.
  • Be between 4’6” and 6’6” in height for both sports.
  • Be physically fit! In these sports, you will feel some G-forces (pressure) on your back and neck. Activities are not recommended if you have any neck or back injuries, or if you could be pregnant.

How to Register:

Please email Katelyn Jopson, Sport Coordinator at the Whistler Sliding Centre for booking instructions.


Ask Katelyn about the 10% discount on room rates at the Whistler Athletes’ Centre for program participants!