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This week on track at Whistler Sliding Centre: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Local BC Luge youth athletes race on the BC Cup circuit on Sunday as youth can try out skeleton and luge in introductory sessions over the weekend

Whistler Sport Legacies is having a jam-packed week with the 2023 FIS Nordic Ski World Juniors taking place from Jan. 27 to Feb. 5, but there are still things to do at the Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) as well. 

Passenger bobsled sessions will be offered Tuesday through Sunday, 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. Last Thursday, I had the privilege of riding a passenger bobsled for myself and I can assure each reader that it is undoubtedly worthwhile. It's not like a roller coaster or anything else you'll find at an amusement park. It's a one-of-a-kind experience, and if you put your head down going into a corner, that's where your head will remain. 

Local B.C. Sliding Development Centre athletes will be training in luge, bobsleigh and skeleton sessions Wednesday through Sunday.

This weekend, youth who are curious about trying out luge or skeleton will have an opportunity to do just that. The WSC's next Discover Skeleton session for teens aged 14 and up will happen Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m., while the next Discover Luge activity for kids 8 and older is on Sunday, Feb. 5 also at 11:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday at 6:15 p.m., the resident B.C. Luge squad will be competing on the B.C. Cup circuit. Visit the WSC website for more details. 

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