Whistler track to host season-opening bobsleigh, skeleton World Cup races

Whistler track to host season-opening bobsleigh, skeleton World Cup races

Bobsleigh and skeleton Planet Cup races will return to North The us this drop for the initial time due to the fact just before the pandemic, ultimately offering U.S. and Canadian athletes a chance to compete on home ice yet again.

The Intercontinental Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has made the decision to start the 2022-23 season with 3 stops in the U.S. and Canada prior to the Xmas break. The tour will open up on the 2010 Olympic monitor in Whistler, B.C., from Nov. 22-27, then moves to the 2002 Olympic track in Park Metropolis, Utah, from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, and from there goes to Lake Placid, New York.

The first function in Lake Placid is the planet thrust championships at the recently transformed indoor facility at the Mount Van Hoevenberg sophisticated on Dec. 7 and 8, adopted by a common Entire world Cup the pursuing week.

“Immediately after two seasons of not hosting IBSF Earth Cup competitions due to COVID-19, we are enthusiastic to be again in North America to start out the future year with events in both of those Park Metropolis and Lake Placid,” United states Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Aron McGuire reported. “Building on the results from the 2022 Olympic Winter Online games, Usa athletes are looking forward to racing on property tracks and in entrance of a dwelling crowd.”

The previous World Cup sliding celebration in North The usa was in 2019. All 3 North American tracks lost functions — which includes world championship races in Whistler and Lake Placid — since of the pandemic, with international officers relocating those gatherings to Europe and Asia.

American and Canadian sliders have spoken out in latest months about a wish for far more races on house ice, and obtaining effectively the first half of the bobsleigh and skeleton Earth Cup seasons in North The usa ought to be a improve to both of those courses.

No European stops until 2023

It also will preserve on journey — the U.S. and Canadian teams will not have to head to Europe for races this period till close to Jan. 1. In many yrs, the North American teams have been in Europe prior to Xmas, returned dwelling for getaway breaks, then had to sooner or later head back to Europe for the remainder of the year.

The remainder of the global bobsleigh and skeleton plan for this coming period: Winterberg, Germany, on Jan. 3-8 two individual gatherings in Altenberg, Germany, on Jan. 10-15 and Jan. 17-22 environment championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Jan. 24 by way of Feb. 5 the resumption of World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria, on Feb. 7-12 and the finale in Sigulda, Latvia, on Feb. 14-19.

Luge’s Globe Cup program for the coming season has however to be announced. Officials in Park City have expressed fascination in enjoying host to a luge function this year as very well.