Aug 11,2014(ISN) – CALGARY—High-performance directors from Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton will be exploring
the country in search of recruiting the next generation of bobsleigh and skeleton
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton, in partnership with its provincial sport partners, will
host a series of recruitment camps in Calgary (August 16), Ottawa (August 17),
Vancouver (August 24), and Hamilton (September 21) for all athletes interested in
pursuing a career in one of the two sliding sports.
With a goal of expanding the depth of Canada’s bobsleigh and skeleton programs, the
aggressive summer recruitment initiative targets Canadians with athletic ability to
the sport. Athletes will be evaluated on a series of dry-land physical testing
session including short sprints, squats and a series of weightlifting sessions.
Athletes attending the camp can be selected to a national push camp in Calgary, and
qualify as brakeman for Canada’s national teams. Athletes with background in
football, rugby, track, lacrosse, mountain sports, skiing, snowboarding, and
mountain biking have traditionally developed into excellent sliding athletes.
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton would like to invite all news and sports media to attend
the recruitment camps in an effort to build a better understanding of the sport of
bobsleigh and skeleton, while gaining a greater appreciation of the training and
skill necessary for these sliding sport athletes.
All camps are open to public. Athletes demonstrating power, strength and speed will
be invited to the three-day national on-ice push camp, September 25-27, in Calgary.