Recent News

PRESS PLAY to try Bobsleigh or Skeleton Celebrate RBC Sports Day in Canada with the BC sport sector

On November 30, British Columbians will join citizens across the country to celebrate RBC Sports Day in Canada. As part of this annual celebration of sport, we are joining ViaSport and the BC sport sector in the launch of a Play ViaSport campaign which works to educate citizens on how easy it is to try not only Bobsleigh or Skeleton, but the numerous other opportunities offered throughout the year via sport organizations and clubs located in communities across our beautiful province.

Ice Making Volunteers Wanted! Winter Operations are about to Begin!

Icemaking volunteers

They're turning on the ice plant at the Whistler Sliding Centre this week and are looking for volunteers to give them a hand with it. If you've ever want to get up close to the track and see if there's anything in the associated sports for you - now is the time to get out and into the track for real.

We would love to have volunteers for minimum of 3 hour shifts starting @ 1330 and 1600 each day from October 1st through October 7th. We are looking for 2 to 4 people for each shift.

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton - 2013 President's Award

Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton, through President Reid Morrison, is pleased to announce that Diana Rochon (BCBSA) (Skeleton) and Wayne Page (Bobsleigh) were recognized for their contribution to our sports by receiving the 2013 President's Award at July 16th Annual General Meeting.
I want to thank Diana and Wayne for all that they give to our sport and congratulate them on this recognition for their efforts.
Thank you,
Don S. Wilson

Canadian skeleton pilots Jane Channell and Barrett Martineau overall champions in North America Cup

Lake Placid (RWH) Canadian skeleton pilots Jane Channell (BCBSA) and Barrett Martineau (ASA) are the overall winners of FIBT North America Cup 2012/2013. Jane Channell finished in third and first place at the final two races of the pre-olympic season in Lake Placid (USA) and was crowned overall champion 2012-2013 in the North America race series, followed by her Canadian teammates Madison Charney and Elizabeth Vathje.

See Jane & Patrick Slide...

Congratulations to local BC Skeleton Athletes Jane Channell & Patrick Rooney who were both named to the Canadian National Development Team for 2012/2013!

Current Officials Rules Refresher Course

It has been nine months (or more) since we have been track side officiating and it is just possible we are feeling a wee bit rusty with the rules and our roles as officials. With three FIBT competitions in a row this season and lot of athletes counting on us to keep the game safe and fair it is time to gather and refresh ourselves on our roles as officials.

There will be two Rule Refresher Sessions scheduled so hopefully either/or will fit your schedule:

Session 1:

Level 1 Officials Course

What: Level 1 Officials Course
When: Saturday, October 20th from 1 -4 pm and Saturday, October 27th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Top Start House, Whistler Sliding Centre (Oct 20th) and Whistler Sliding Centre (start & finish areas on Oct 27th)
Why: To become a field-of-play official for the fastest sports on ice!
Cost: $35/person (includes BCS/BCBSA Officials Membership)

Slide Into Adventure Contest Winner!

Congratulations Chris Gregory on winning  a bobsleigh ride for themself and 2 friends courtesy of BC Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association! Chris entered our contest after visiting our booth at Crankworx.

Upcoming 2012 Talent ID Camps

There are several upcoming talent ID camps for anyone interested in getting involved in skeleton or bobsleigh in BC. Please arrive on time. You will be required to sign a waiver and PAR-Q form to ensure you are medically fit to participate. The Camp will begin with the sprint tests; Weight testing will follow (approx. 3hrs total). Please ensure you have proper warm up and testing equipment (Track spikes, weightlifting equipment & clothing).

2012-13 Membership Renewal

Please be advised that all BCBSA memberships will expire on July 31st, 2012.  We would like to encourage all members to renew their membership prior to, or at the AGM, which will be held on May 5, 2012.
Please print and fill out the attached membership form then mail or drop it off  at the BCBSA office, located at the Whistler Sliding Centre, along with your respective membership fees – submitted in cash, cheque or through our PayPal link.