Kids slide for free in extended experience featuring exclusive Track Walk

Jun 27, 2016

Whistler, BC: Families are in for a special deal this summer at the Whistler Sliding Centre. For the Summer Bobsleigh experience “Rolling Thunder”, suitable for ages 12 and up, one child slides for free with a paying adult 19 or older (ratio 1 child 12-18 years to 1 adult). Additional children get a 50% discount on the adult prize of $99 (plus tax).

The Summer Bobsleigh program “Rolling Thunder” runs daily from July 1 to September 4, 2016. Teams of four guests together with a trained pilot get to race down the world’s fastest sliding track in a bobsleigh equipped with wheels, reaching speeds of up to 90 km/hour. This year, the experience not only includes an orientation before the thrilling ride, but also a guided tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue including an exclusive track walk with lots of insights about the facility, its sports and athletes.

The Whistler Sliding Centre also offers daily guided tours this summer season. Guests will get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the Olympic legacy facility and receive information on facility operation and sliding sports. Cost per person is $5, the 45-minute tour is suitable for all ages (walking required, no stroller/wheelchair access possible), it is scheduled daily at 11:00 from July 1 – September 4, 2016.

All proceeds of the public programs are used to grow sport at the venue, to benefit athlete training and venue operations in the winter. For sports, this winter will be an exciting one, with World Cup events in all three sliding disciplines luge, bobsleigh and skeleton scheduled to happen at the Whistler Sliding Centre in December 2016.

Spots for the Summer Bobsleigh experience “Rolling Thunder” or the daily guided tours can be booked by phone at 604-964-0040, online ( or in person at Guest Services.

About the Whistler Sliding Centre

The Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) is operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to grow sport at three venues: Whistler Olympic Park, the Whistler Sliding Centre, and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre.  The WSC was the site of the bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and today is a training and competition venue for sliding sport athletes of all levels. For more information, visit

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