Huge congratulations from everyone at Alberta Bobsleigh to the Canadian gold medal winners Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz in the Olympic 2man race. All of our men's teams placed really well in a large and competitive field. Nick Poloniato and Jesse Lumsden placed 7th and Chris Spring with Lascelles Brown in 10th. Three sleds in the top ten at the Olympics is a major win.
Congratulations to the winners of the men's and women's Provincial Championship races this weekend. The 2man team of Taylor Austin and DJ McClelland took 1st on the men's side and a big win for Taylor Rooke and Andrea Kotyk in the women's race. Thank you to all the Alberta and Canadian athletes and to team China for making this a very enjoyable race.
After a 4th place finish in Saturday's 2man North America's Cup race in Whistler BC, Taylor Austin and Ryan Sommer took the gold in today's race. Congratulations on the big win and we wish you all the best in the 4man races. The Calgary NAC races are the next on the calendar. We will have more Alberta athletes competing here on their home track.
This Sunday, October 29th, we will have another "learn to push" session in the Ice House at Canada Olympic Park. The session will start at 2pm for beginners to get some extra instruction.
Join us on September 17th, directly following the ABA Push Competition (at approximately 4:30pm) for our Annual General Meeting and BBQ. This will be held at the ABA sled shed, near the finish dock. More info will be sent via email to all members.
Our first Learn to Push session will be held on July 30th from 4-5pm. Come early to warm up and watch our Alberta athletes push session (3-4pm). Please register by emailing Sarah at email@example.com
Alberta Bobsleigh Association is looking for athletes! We are starting our 2017/2018 season recruitment campaign with summer Ice House "Learn to Push" sessions. These will be posted on our website calendar soon. We will have one per month in June, July, August and September. Come and push with us.
So, yes, we are a winter sport, but at some point sliding becomes dangerous. The extremely low temperatures this week not only make it hazardous for athletes and coaches to be outside for an extended period of time, but it also can freeze up the steering components to your bobsleigh. Stay warm for the next few days and we hope to be back on the track next week. I am working on new dates for our Alberta Cup race that was scheduled for this weekend. Stay tuned....