My recent trip to Whistler was filled with good times including getting to be on hand for the 2010 FIBT World Cup bobsleigh and skeleton events at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
I never had a chance to visit the Sliding Centre during the Olympics (I couldn’t be everywhere at once!) so it was especially cool to have media access to the start and finish lines.
Definitely a highlight was getting to see Jon Montgomery win the World Cup for Men’s Skeleton right in front of me in the same place he won the Gold Medal for Canada just nine months ago:
Being up close for the events really brought home just how insanely fast this sport is.
I was told that starting early next year, the public will be able to actually ride in a bobsleigh and there will be a school where people can learn to bobsleigh and skeleton. I’m hoping to get to check those out myself!