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North American Cup rolls into Whistler this week

Team Canada will see action at the Whistler Sliding Centre Nov. 29 to Dec. 3
Melissa Lotholz (left) and Alexandra Klein work on their bobsled at the Whistler Sliding Centre on Nov. 2, 2023.

The Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) plays host this week to its first major competition of the 2023-24 season. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, Canadian bobsledders and skeleton racers will take on top talent from the United States and beyond at the North American Cup (NAC).

Team Canada has begun a new era both on the bobsled and skeleton side, with Olympic veterans Melissa Lotholz and Taylor Austin looking to lead the way.

Lotholz is off to a fast start in her comeback campaign, earning four medals (three silver, one bronze) in Lake Placid, N.Y. earlier this month. Austin will be partaking in his lone NAC event of the season, and the University of Calgary alum looks to grab more hardware after clinching a World Cup four-man bronze medal last year on home soil. 

Spectating is free throughout the week. Guests are encouraged to take the #7 bus to Blackcomb staff housing or the Excalibur Gondola (free for pedestrians without ski gear) to mid-station, and walk about 10 minutes to the venue from there. Limited parking is available in WB lots 7 and 8 across from the venue.

The WSC Guest Services building will be open, with snacks and hot drinks available for purchase. 

Visit the WSC website for more information and a detailed schedule on race and training times.