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Canadian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes Set for Back-to-Back International Racing in Canada

January-30-12

—Mediainvited to Canadian team’s training in Whistler, February 1—

 

WHISTLER, B.C.—Theworld’s best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will return to 

Canada for twoweeks of World Cup and Intercontinental Cup racing.

 

TheWhistler Sliding Centre will play host to the first of back-to-back Canadianstops to

wrap upthe 2012 World Cup season, February 2-4, for the top bobsleigh and skeleton

athleteson the globe.  More than 150 athletesrepresenting 21 countries will slide into  

Whistlerfor the penultimate stop on the 2011-12 World Cup calendar.

 

Mediaare invited to attend the Canadian squad’s final training session, February 1.The

women’sskeleton team will hit the track at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 2:45 p.m.

Canada’sbobsleigh athletes will slide at 5 p.m. (all times PST).

 

Internationalskeleton athletes not competing on the World Cup will heat up the Calgary

Trackfor the Interncontinental Cup – a feeder series to the World Cup, February 3-4.

Racetimes are at 6 p.m. MTN both nights.

 

TheWorld Cup travels to Calgary for the final race of the season, February 9-11,2012.

 

Ticketsfor the Whistler event can be purchased for $10 now at www.whistler.com, by

calling1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853), or in person at the Visitor Centre.

Childrensix and under are free. A WILL CALL pick-up booth will be set up

at thebase of the Excalibur Gondola on February 2, 3, and 4. Spectators can also

purchasetickets by CASH ONLY at the base of the Gondola on race days.

 

Schedule:

WhistlerWorld Cup:

January 30 – OfficialTraining Canadian Team

                  1p.m. – women’s skeleton

                  2:45 p.m. – men’s skeleton

                  5 p.m. – bobsleigh

 

February 2 – 3 p.m. –women’s skeleton race

                   6:30 p.m. –women’s bobsleigh race

 

February 3 – 3 p.m. –men’s skeleton race

                  6:30 p.m. – men’s two-man bobsleigh race

 

February 4 – 4 p.m. –men’s four-man bobsleigh race

 

IntercontinentalCup Skeleton – Calgary

February 3 & 4 –races at 6 p.m.

 

WhistlerMedia Accreditation:

ALL media must RSVP inadvance of the event to receive media credentials for the 

World Cup. Media can pick upaccreditation at the media centre which will be set up at 

the venue.

 

MediaParking:

Limited parking will bemade available for media in Lot 7. Media may also gain free

access to the venue viathe Excalibur Gondola.

 

For complete event information, please visit www.bobsleigh.ca or

www.whistlerslidingcentre.com

 

TV Coverage :

Highlights of Canada’s bobsleigh and skeletonWorld Cup races will be televised on Sportsnet One, every Sunday, from 1-4 p.m.EST

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