Lausanne (RWH) The first BMW IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Cup, originally scheduled in Park City from 25 November to 1 December 2019, has been moved to Lake Placid a week later. December 7 – 8 are planned as race days for the World Cup kick-off. The second World Cup event in Lake Placid will take place as planned on December 13 – 15. The final and detailed schedule will be released as soon as possible on ibsf.org.
Due to the short time for preparation and in order to guarantee high level quality ice, the schedule for those two World Cup weeks had to be amended: There will be two 2-man Bobsleigh World Cup races held in the 1st week, and two 4-man Bobsleigh races held in the 2nd week:
The reason for the rescheduling is based on some technical issues with the refrigerations´pump system on the Park City track. Though the track management has acted immediately and tried to repair the system, it cannot guarantee that it will be ready by the time of the World Cup. In order to avoid any risk not hosting the event it was decided to move it to Lake Placid. The IBSF wants to thank the Park City track management, in person Calum Clark, for the swift and professional proceeding in this matter. Additionally, we would like to thank Jeff Potter of ORDA (Olympic Regional Development Authority) in Lake Placid for his support in taking over the event and John Rosen of USABS for coordinating the matter. The immediate cooperation between the two track managements of Park City and Lake Placid shows their great commitment for bobsleigh and skeleton sports and we want to thank both Race Organizers.
Further information in regards to the North American Cup races as well as the OMEGA Youth Qualification Race, scheduled for the beginning of December, will be provided in the next week.