POSTED: Wednesday November 3rd 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canada's Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes to Compete in Visa Canadian Championships at Canada Olympic Park
—Medal winning athletes hit the ice in Calgary November 5-6, for national crowns—
CALGARY—Canada’s medal-winning bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will hit the ice for the Visa Canadian Championships, November 5-6, 2010, at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
The Canadian Championships, which will officially kick off the 2010 competitive season for Canada’s sliding sport athletes, will include the nation’s top male and female athletes racing head-to-head down their home track on the western edge of Calgary at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.
Athletes will take two trips down the track in their quest to secure the national title. Women’s bobsleigh and men’s two-man will hit the ice November 5 at 8 p.m. The nation’s top skeleton athletes will compete on November 6 at 3 p.m., while the men’s four-man bobsleigh race will run at 7 p.m.
The race will also be used as part of the selection process that Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will use to determine what athletes will represent Canada on the 2010 World Cup circuit which opens November 23-28 in Whistler, B.C.
The world’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes will slide back to Calgary for their first World Cup on the 1988 Olympic track in two years, November 29 - December 4, 2010.
WHO: Bobsleigh and Skeleton Athletes
WHERE: Canada Olympic Park
WHEN: Friday, November 5 Saturday, November 6
8 p.m. - Women’s/Two-Man Bobsleigh 3 p.m. - Skeleton
7 p.m. - Four-Man Bobsleigh
Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton is the national governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in Canada. With the support of its valued corporate partners - VISA, Dow Chemical, Adidas, Schenker Canada - along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium, Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton develops Olympic and world champions. Please visit us at www.bobsleighcanadaskeleton.ca
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Media and Public Relations
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
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Name: Chris Dornan
Organization: Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton
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