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Ski & Snowboard News / Watch bobsled and skeleton World Cups Nov. 17 – 18

Nov 14, 2017 04:38PM ● By Harriet Wallis


The Utah Olympic Park in Park City welcomes bobsled and skeleton athletes from over 20 countries to this World Cup competition spanning two days.

Athletes will compete for a World Cup title on sliding track used in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  Admission for spectators is free.
There are eight World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton competitions around the world in the 2017-2018 season. The event at Utah Olympic Park is the second stop in the series which includes stops in Lake Placid, Whistler, St. Moritz, Altenberg, Winterberg, and Konigssee.

The last time Utah hosted a World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton event was in 2016.
Races will take place both days during the day and evening. See full schedule below.  Admission is free and shuttles will be provided to the various viewing locations around the track.
As part of the competition, there will be a free community festival held in the lower loop of the sliding track during both days of competition. The festival will feature live music, food trucks including Waffle Love and Lola Street Kitchen, beverages, and free access to two adventure ropes courses and the drop tower.
Race Schedule:
Friday | November 17
12:00 pm – Women’s Skeleton Race
3:00 pm – Two Man Bobsled Race
6:00 pm – Women’s Bobsled Race
Saturday | November 18
12:00 pm – Men’s Skeleton Race
4:00 pm – Four Man Bobsled Race

About Utah Olympic Park

Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah Olympic Park is located 28 miles east of Salt Lake City in Park City, Utah. Today, Utah Olympic Park is an active multi-use facility focused on developing and growing winter sport participation in the state of Utah.

Designated an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee, the venue provides year-round competition and training facilities for Olympic and development level athletes.

For the public, the venue features a variety of adventure activities including bobsled rides, zip lines, alpine slide, ropes courses as well as Olympic-heritage exhibits in the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.