What happened at the Whistler Sliding Center, Feb. 28-Mar. 5?

Some of Canada’s greatest skaters will grace the Whistler Sliding Center (WSC) on March 4 and 5, with the Canadian Luge Championship scheduled for this weekend. There’s no charge to watch, and more details are coming soon. The national team’s Luger will train at the facility from Wednesday to Friday to prepare for the competition.

Young athletes will also train from Wednesday to Saturday before the BC Luge Championships on Sunday night. Spectacting will also be free.

Passenger bobsled sessions continues to be offered from Tuesday to Sunday, where members of the public experience speeds of up to 125 km/h and 4 g of acceleration as they glide down a world-class track, piloted by trained pilots. I had the opportunity to drive it myself and it wasn’t the kind of experience you can replicate anywhere else.

Let’s not forget that three of the WSC’s resident sliders are in Korea, trying to qualify for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics.

Visit WSC site for more information, and check back with Pique News Magazine for the latest Sea to Sky sports news and features highlighting the athletes you know and love.

Got any local sports tips? Contact sports reporter David Song at dsong@wplpmedia.com.

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