Bobsleigh Race Circuits
Both Calgary and Whistler host local races to expose new athletes to race preparation and processes, while allowing more experienced sliders to hone their competitive skills. Keep your eye on the Calendar of Events to find out when the next races are.
Provincial and National Championships
Each year athletes have the opportunity to rank themselves both provincially and nationally during championship races. The Alberta Bobsleigh Association hosts provincials races in Calgary, while BCBSA runs them in Whistler. Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton hosts the National Championship competition, held either in Calgary or in Whistler, where both new recruits and Olympic Champions alike are pitted against each other for a national title.
America's Cup Circuit
The America's Cup Circuit is a series of races for new and developing sliders held each year on three of the four North American tracks. The circuit consists of two races each at Lake Placid, N.Y, Park City, UT and Calgary. Whistler will be added to the circuit following the 2010 Games. The America's Cup team, administrated by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton,is part of the National Development Team and is chosen each season through a combination of testing camps, push competitions and sliding schools.
Europa Cup Circuit
The Europa Cup Circuit is a series of races for solid development athletes looking to expose themselves to more tracks and to face off against the tough up-and-coming European sliders. Eight races are held each season on a selection of European tracks in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The Europa Cup team, administrated by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, is part of the National Development Team and is chosen each season through a combination of testing camps, push competitions and selection races.
World Cup Circuit
The World Cup Circuit is where you find the top international sliders, including many who have attended Olympic Games, won Olympic medals, or are on their way. Eight races are held each season on a selection of 14 tracks world wide, and athletes come from all over the world to compete. The season culminates with a multi-day World Championship series, or, every four years, with the Olympic Games. The World Cup teams, administrated by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, are chosen each year through a selection race series.