|Following an incredible first weekend of sliding, Team Canada wanted to prove that all of the on-ice training in Whistler was really worth it as they headed to the birthplace of the sliding sports, St. Moritz, SUI.
In skeleton, we saw Elisabeth Maier set the start record and take sixth place for the second weekend in a row, while Jaclyn LaBerge shook off first WC race jitters by sliding to 11th spot. In the men's race, Kevin Boyer was the top Canuck in 18th, followed by Mark Lynch in 24th.
The world’s best bobsleigh athletes slid into the spotlight over the weekend. Team Kripps and Team de Bruin were joined by their Canadian teammates; Team Spring and Team Rissling for the first time this season.
Christine de Bruin teamed up with Sara Villani for the second week in a row. The pair finished in eighth place. de Bruin also competed in the Women's Monobob World Series, where she placed 16th. Alysia Rissling was sliding in her first World Cup race following her season off to rehab an injury. Paired up with Dawn Richardson Wilson, they slid to 11th place.
Justin Kripps and Cam Stones wasted no time sliding back onto the World Cup podium after capturing the bronze medal in the two-man race, a career first on the St. Moritz track. The pair were joined by teammates Ryan Sommer and Ben Coakwell the following day when they snagged another bronze in the four-man and etched their names in the Canadian history books as just the third sled ever to win World Cup two- and four-man medals on the same weekend in St. Moritz.
Chris Spring made his World Cup comeback this weekend, finishing in 11th place in both two- and four-man events. Team Spring comprised of Mike Evelyn, Mark Mlakar and Shaquille Murray-Lawrence all made their world debuts alongside the veteran pilot.