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ASA PUSH Championships

ASA will be hosting Provincial Push Championships on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 9am – 12pm. More Info

2021 Events

SEPT 26 – 9AM to 12PM – ASA PUSH CHAMPS

JUNE 21 – 10:00 AM – ASA AGM

JULY 03 – 12:30 PM – BURNABY RECRUITMENT DAY

JULY 04 – 12:30 PM – KAMLOOPS RECRUITMENT DAY

SEPT 11 – 12:30 PM – WHISTLER RECRUITMENT DAY

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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.