The first Alberta Cup race of the season is in the books. We had a quite the lineup.... Forerunning were Alysia Rissling and her all woman 4man sled, along with one of Canada's Para Bobsleigh athletes Lonnie Bissonnette in a monobob. Winning this first race was Dutch Canadian Ivo de Bruin. Ivo was an Alberta Team member last season and now will be going on to slide for Holland. Alberta pilots Remi Kleszcznyski (Oscar Wronski on brakes) and Ryan Taal (Igor Brink on brakes) were second and third respectively.
Our calendar dates for the rest of the season are updated. Lots of sliding in January, February and March. Please check this calendar before coming to the hill as this is where I will update if we get a late cancellation (due to weather). Happy sliding.
Sunday October 4th at 10:00am, ABA and Foothills Bobsleigh Club will be at the sled shed (near the finish dock) to sign up all members and also have a sled maintenance / handling clinic. Pilots, bring your tools to work on your bobsleigh. Brakemen, come and meet all of the pilots and learn how to move the sleds.
This Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30am, we have our Ice House push testing. Be there early enough to get your warm up in as we are starting the testing at 10:30am. This push test is an important part of the qualification for the Alberta Team.
For those athletes looking to make the Alberta Team, here are the details of our testing camp:
When: Saturday September 19th (time to follow)
Where: CSI Calgary WinSport (near the Ice House at Canada Olympic Park)
What: Testing 30 sprint, standing long jump, med ball toss, bench & cleans.
To register, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday September 20th, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm (following ABA Push Competition). The meeting and BBQ will be at the ABA sled shed. More information will be sent to all members via email.
Alberta Bobsleigh Association and our sport partners will be holding two summer recruitment camps in our province. The first will be in Calgary on June 28th at Canada Olympic Park (WinSport's CSI at the Markin MacPhail Ctr). Testing will start at 11am so please arrive by 10:30am for registration and warm up.
A second recruitment camp is scheduled for Edmonton on July 11th at the Kinsmen Sports Centre (9100 Walterdale Hill NW). Testing for this camp will start at 2pm. Registration and warm up at 1:30pm.
Tuesday May 19th @ 6pm - BNTC boardroom
Post season meeting with athletes, ABA and Foothills Bobsleigh.
Resources (equipment, coaching & funding)
Congratulations to all participants of the three races held at Canada Olympic Park's bobsleigh track this weekend. Please check out the results. 2man, women's and 4man races were treated to bright sunshine and warm temperatures. Great weekend for a race, and a fantastic way to close out our season. Thank you to the BC bobsleigh athletes for joining us. We look forward to attending your BC Championship races next week. Also, a BIG thank you to all of our officials and volunteers for your tireless help this season.