Calgary Track Information
The Calgary track was completed in 1987 for the 1988 Winter Olympics. At a cost of $27 Million Dollars this fully refrigerated track gives Canadian athletes a world class training center. As well, athletes from around the World come to train and compete in International events for Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge.
- Length: 1,475 m
- Vertical Drop: 121.2 m
- Maximum Grade: 15%
- Minimum Grade: -5.0%
- Average Grade: 8.6%
- Curves Left: 8
- Curves Right: 6
Men's 50m Push Record
|2005-11-10||Alexander Tretiakov||Russia||4.77||WC 9th Place|
|2004-11-26||Kevin Ellis||USA||4.84||AC 2nd|
|2003-12-12||Inoue Masanori||Japan||4.86||WC (DNF)|
Women's 50m Push Record
|2010-01-16||Sarah Sydney||Great Britain||5.29||ICC 15th Place|
|2003-11-29||Lindsay Alcock||Canada||5.30||WC 1st|
Men's Track Record
|2005-02-21||Jeff Pain||Canada||55.72||WM 1st Place|
|2004-10-30||Duff Gibson||Canada||56.18||NTS – Canadian Record|
|2001-02-11||Martin Rettl||Austria||56.60||WM 1st|
|1992-02-15||Bruce Sandford||New Zealand||57.21||N/A|
Women's Track Record
|2007-03-11||Michelle Kelly||Canada||56.93||Canadian Champs – Canadian Record|
|2004-01-11||Lindsay Alcock||Canada||57.78||Canadian Champs – Canadian Record|
FIBT Rule # 8.8 Track Records and Start Records - Track records and start records will only be recognized by the FIBT if they have been performed during official international FIBT races.
There are 14 tracks used for skeleton around the world, most of which were built for Olympic Winter Games. All but one are artifically refrigerated, using technology similar to hockey rinks. The track in the ski resort town of St. Moritz, Switerland is the only natural track, built each year by hand, using ice cut from nearby lakes.
There are four track in North America: Whistler (BC), Calgary (AB), Park City, Utah (USA) and Lake Placid, NY (USA).
There are ten tracks in Europe: Konigssee (Germany), Altenberg (Germany), Winterberg (Germany), Igls (Austria), Cesana (Italy), St. Moritz (Switzerland), Lillehammer (Norway), Sigulda (Latvia), Paramonova (Russia), La Plagne (France). Another track is currently under construction in Sochi (Russia) for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The is currently one track in Asia, in Nagano (Japan), with another that will be added for the 2018 Olympics in Peong Chang (Korea).