Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Teams Up with Athabasca Oil Corporation

CALGARY—Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes have received a boost of support in their quest to achieve their performance goals, thanks to a new deal struck between Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton and Athabasca Oil Corporation in collaboration with Canada Action’s I Love Canadian Energy campaign.

The Canadian energy company that is focused on sustainable resource development will play a critical role in fueling the drive to deliver personal best performances for Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.

“In the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton finishing on or off the podium at the elite level can be determined by hundredths of a second,” said Alicia Wight, executive officer, Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton. “It is no secret the current financial climate for many national sport organizations is difficult. That is why this partnership with Athabasca Oil Corporation is so important to helping us achieve our performance goals on and off the track.”

The nation’s best sliding sport athletes will be showcasing Canada Action’s I love Canadian Energy campaign decals while blasting down tracks around the world, exemplifying their shared passion with Athabasca Oil Corporation for the pursuit of excellence on and off the track.

“Athabasca Oil is proud to partner with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton to support the journeys of our elite athletes as they compete on the global stage,” said Matt Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, Athabasca Oil Corporation. “Competitive sport is a powerful platform for youth development and this partnership aligns with our corporate values and commitment to give back to local communities. As a Canadian company, we believe the responsible energy we produce here in Alberta makes people's lives better.”

Athabasca Oil Corporation is the first corporation to partner with Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton to support fueling the journey of Canada’s best as the two sports slide into a new era.

“The generosity of corporate sponsors allows our team to continue to grow and flourish,” said Hallie Clarke, World Champion skeleton athlete. “We are so thankful to Athabasca Oil Corporation for their support in helping us get closer to achieving our goals.”

Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton is a non-profit organization and the national governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in Canada. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Karbon, Kuri-tec, Athabasca Oil Corporation in collaboration with Canada Action’s I Love Canadian Energy campaign – along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton develops champions in the community, on and off the track, who have a passion for bobsleigh and skeleton. Please visit us at