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Alberta.skeleton.association

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2022 SNIPERS SUPER CUP Winners

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2022-2023 Events

MAY 24 – 7:00 PM – ASA AGM

JULY 31 – 10:30 AM – SNIPER PUSH COMP #1

AUGUST 28 – 10:30 AM – SNIPER PUSH COMP #2

SEPTEMBER 25 – 10:30 AM – ALBERTA PUSH CHAMPS

Progression Camp Dates: October 12- 23, 2022 / November 16-20, 2022 (Limited spots) / December 14-18, 2022 (Limited spots) / January 4-8, 2023 / January 18-22, 2023 / February 1-12, 2023 / March 15-26, 2023

Foundation Schools: November 16-20, 2022 / December 14-18, 2022 / February 22-26, 2023

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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.