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SNIPERS SUPER CUP RACE

SNIPERS SKELETON CLUB will be hosting the Super Cup Race in Whistler on March 27, 2022

2022-2023 Events

MAY 24 – 7:00 PM – ASA AGM

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SKELETON

Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which an individual person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down, during which athletes experience forces up to 5g. It originated in St. Moritz, Switzerland as a spin-off from the popular British sport of Cresta Sledding. While skeleton “sliders” use equipment similar to that of cresta “riders”, the two sports are different: while skeleton is run on the same track used by bobsleds and luge, cresta is run on cresta-specific sledding tracks only. Neither the skeleton sled or Cresta toboggan have a steering or braking mechanism although the cresta riders use rakes on their boots in addition to shifting body weight to help steer and brake.