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Whistler Sliding Centre hosts bobsleigh and skeleton recruitment day

This Saturday, the Whistler Sliding Centre is holding a recruitment day for anyone 14 and up who is interested in learning more about bobsleigh or skeleton.
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The Whistler Sliding Centre will be hosting all those who are interested in bobsleigh and skeleton on Saturday.

The Whistler Sliding Centre will be hosting its annual bobsleigh and skeleton recruitment day on Saturday, Sept. 11.

This event costs $20 per participant and offers a chance to find out more about the sports of skeleton and bobsleigh, meet the coaches, and find out the options of how to get involved.

Participants will also be put through some physical testing for speed, acceleration and strength to show their potential and to give them an overview of what the Sliding Centre’s “Learn to Slide” program would look like for them.

The Learn to Slide program welcomes all skill levels from beginners to top-level athletes and offers “comprehensive programming with a clear progression pathway for both bobsleigh and skeleton,” according to a press release from the Whistler Sliding Centre.

The Learn to Slide programs are available for ages 14 and up for skeleton and 16 and up for bobsleigh, with on-ice programs offered from October to the end of March.

The Whistler Sliding Centre also offers luge programming, but due to there being different requirements for that sport, it is not offered as part of the bobsleigh and skeleton recruitment day.

Registration for the recruitment day can be done by phone at 604-964-0040 ext. 2206 or by sending an email to Silke Jeltsch at sjeltsch@whistlersportlegacies.com. Check-in starts at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Whistler Sliding Centre.