Learn to Slide
Are you curious about luge, skeleton, or bobsleigh? At the Whistler Sliding Centre, everyone can learn to slide and train toward their goals — no experience required.
Sports programs for all skill levels in bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge are available, including introductory sessions for beginners, multi-day progression camps and full-season training programs. Qualified and passionate coaches look after everyone, from first-timers to experienced athletes. On-ice training is available from October to late March, and off-season strength & conditioning sessions are offered through spring, summer, and fall.
Where to Start
For luge and skeleton, the ideal first step into sliding is signing up for an introductory "Discover" session. No experience is required for these one-time sessions that give a first taste of the sports. Participants meet the coaches, learn about the sport, equipment, and learn to slide programming, and even get to slide down a small portion of the track. For bobsleigh, please get in touch with our team (see phone/email below) to explore options on how to join our bobsleigh program.
- Discover Luge: Kids ages 8-14 ($25+). Learn More
- Discover Skeleton: Youth 14 years & up ($55+). Learn More
Luge Sport Programs
For Participants 8+ years, No Experience Required
Luge programs include introductory one-time "Discover" sessions, the Seasonal Novice Luge Program with up to three training sessions/week, as well as a year-round Development Luge Program for advanced athletes, including summer training. At this point, no on-ice luge programming is available for adults.
Skeleton Sport Programs
For Participants 14+ years, No Experience Required
Skeleton programs include introductory one-time "Discover" sessions for participants to try the sport for the first time and multi-day Skeleton Foundation Schools and Skeleton Progression Camps for athletes of all levels and training goals, up to high-performance racing.
Bobsleigh Sport Programs
For Participants 13+/16+ years, No Experience Required
Bobsleigh programs include multi-day Bobsleigh Foundation Schools as well as our Bobsleigh Pilot Development Program for athletes of all levels and training goals, up to high-performance racing. There are also opportunities to get involved as a brakeman/woman.