IBSF releases calendar for 2022-2023 Bobsleigh and Skeleton race series
Lausanne (RWH) The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF has released the calendar for the 2022-2023 bobsleigh & Skeleton race series.
With the World Cup and World Championships planning for the post-olympic season released in May, the calendar currently includes races at eleven different tracks in eight countries and on three continents.
The IBSF calendar, amongst others, features the Para Sport World Cup with stops in Lake Placid (USA) and Whistler (CAN) in November and December 2022 as well as Innsbruck (AUT, with European Championships) in January 2023 and Lillehammr (NOR) in February. St. Moritz (SUI) as a premiere stages the Para Sport World Championships together with the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships (January 23 – February 5, 2023).
The IBSF Europe Cup series for the bobsleigh and skeleton athletes also comes with a debut: For the first time, a race will take place at the Bludenz ice track in Austria (Nov. 26 – Dec. 1), that was officially opened in October 2021. With a length of about 750 metres, this track is primarily intended for competition and training for young luge, bobsleigh and skeleton athletes. Also Lillehammer (NOR), Altenberg (GER), Innsbruck (AUT), Sigulda (LAT) and Winterberg (GER) welcome the athletes during IBSF Europe Cup 22/23 with the Junior World Championships take place in Winterberg (GER, Jan. 9-15, 2023).
The IBSF North American Cup kicks-off and concludes the post-olympic IBSF season with races in Whistler (CAN), Park City and Lake Placid (both USA) in November and December 2022 and the finale in Lake Placid (March 20-27, 2023).
The skeleton-only IBSF Intercontinental Cup is scheduled for Winterberg (GER), PyeongChang (KOR), Innsbruck (AUT) and Lillehammer (NOR).
The preparations for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Gangwon (KOR) the IBSF offers three events of the OMEGA Youth Monobob and Skeleton Series in February and March 2023. Host tracks are Lillehammer (NOR), the YOG track in PyeongChang (KOR) and Lake Placid (USA). ©RWH2022