This week, the Whistler Sliding Centre will host all three sliding sports on track, including first-time lugers and exciting season finales for local bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.
Luge Canada recruits will be learning to slide from Wednesday to Sunday morning. These individuals have been identified through the RBC Training Ground program as potential luge prospects and have an exciting opportunity to test themselves on track. RBC Training Ground has successfully developed dozens of athletes into national teamers, including 2022 Canadian Olympic bobsledders Mike Evelyn and Sara Villani.
Passenger bobsled sessions will be offered Tuesday through Sunday from this week until April 9, where members of the public experience speeds of up to 125 km/h and 4 g-forces of acceleration as they hurtle down a world-class track, driven by a trained pilot. I've had the opportunity to ride one for myself and it's not the kind of experience you can really find anywhere else.
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