Bob Skeleton Association
British Bob Skeleton
BOB SKELETON – THE FASTEST GROWING OLYMPIC
an ice chute at 80 mph with your chin millimetres from
the ground is both to know fear and to banish it. As
adrenaline rushes go, it’s up there with the best,
but with the essential difference that success can take
you through to the Olympics.
British athlete (Alex Coomber) won the women’s bronze
medal at Park City in 2002 – the first time bob skeleton
featured in the games - and Kristan Bromley has since won
the World Cup series and European Championships. We have World
Champions at Junior World and World Student level and expect
to win medals in 2010 in Vancouver, as a result of our Talent
ID programme and performance pathway.
The British Bob Skeleton Association (BBSKA) is the governing
body of the sport in the UK and runs the Talent ID programme
each year, designed to pick the best eight from three hundred
candidates, between the age of 16 and 24. They get an introduction
to the sport and training methods, an assessment of athletic
ability and, for those short listed, a chance to try out on
the state of the art push track facility at University of
Bath, where the BBSKA is based as part of Team Bath.
competition season starts with national selection races in
October and continues with seven World Cup events culminating
in the World Championships at the end of February, or, once
every four years, the Olympic Winter Games. There is also
a Europa Cup circuit and an Americas Cup circuit.
However bob skeleton is also a great recreational sport.
Derived from the Cresta Run in St Moritz, it is practised
on 16 ice tracks around the World and club races are held
regularly throughout the season.
How do you get started? – visit British
Bob Skeleton website where you will find an application
proforma for the appropriate level of interest. We will then
contact you and tell you about training courses and licence
Good luck and enjoy!