BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships

February 25 – March 10, 2019

The fastest athletes on ice slide into the Whistler Sliding Centre track when Canada hosts the 2019 BMW IBSF World Championships. The world’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes blast down a 16-corner icy chute that twists and turns down Blackcomb Mountain. More than 250 athletes representing over 35 countries battle it out for the title of King and Queen in the most prestigious bobsleigh and skeleton event in a non-Olympic year.

Be trackside to check out these athletes as they reach speeds of up to 150 km/hour while sliding down the high-banked corners of the world-renowned Whistler Sliding Centre. The action-packed event features nightly entertainment, local food options, beer gardens and other amazing activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Schedule of Events

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Race Days – Week 1

Friday, March 1, 2019

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 11:30 AM

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 1 PM

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 3)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 4)
Time: 6:30 PM

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 3)
Time: 11:30 AM

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 4)
Time: 1 PM

Event: Bobsleigh and Skeleton Team Event
Time: 4 PM

Race Days – Week 2

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 1)
Time: 9 AM

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 2)
Time: 10:45 AM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 1)
Time: 12:30 PM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 2)
Time: 2 PM

Friday, March 8, 2019

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 3)
Time: 9 AM

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 4)
Time: 10:45 AM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 3)
Time: 12:30 PM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 4)
Time: 2 PM

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 6:30 PM

Tickets & Pricing

General Admission

1-day Individual Pass: $10
1-day Family Pass: $20

3-day Individual Pass: $25
3-day Family Pass: $35

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VIP Experience

A limited number of VIP Experiences are available on World Championship race days and include:

  • Access to two VIP Areas at Whistler Sliding Centre
  • Complimentary food, beverages and snacks served in VIP areas only (does not include food and beverage in spectator tent)
  • Use of VIP Shuttle running between main VIP lounge and upper VIP viewing area (does not include transportation from Whistler Village to Whistler Sliding Centre)

For VIP Package details, please email events@bobcanskel.ca with subject line WM VIP PACKAGES.

Information: There will be NO parking available at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Public access to the Whistler Sliding Centre is available from Whistler Village via shuttle (pick up/drop off location TBD) as well as via the Excalibur Gondola.

A printed copy of your Ticket Purchase/Receipt Confirmation is required to gain access to the Whistler Sliding Centre. In/out privileges (stamp system) are allowed for the day that tickets have been purchased only. For individuals purchasing a 3-day pass, please request a stamp for daily re-entry upon departure.

Plan Your Trip

Aside from the live sports action of the V2019 BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships there are plenty of things to see and do around town.

Adrenaline

Relaxation

  • Whistler’s patios are perfect for après – pull up a chair and enjoy a brew
  • Need to unwind after the thrill of the bobsleigh? Whistler’s spas are waiting
  • Bring your appetite to one of Whistler’s restaurants for a feast

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