Canada Olympic Park Bobsleigh & Luge Track - Calgary, AB
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N 51° 04.956 W 114° 12.905
11U E 695052 N 5662699
Built to host events of the 1988 Winter Olympics, Canada Olympic Park remains in use as a recreational and training facility.
Waymark Code: WMYYCF
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 08/10/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Still with a range of both winter and summer activities, Canada Olympic Park is now operated by Winsport, which owns and operates Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, the Bill Warren Training Centre at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore Alberta, and the Beckie Scott High Performance Training Centre on Haig Glacier Alberta.

Formerly known as the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), WinSport was founded in 1956 to bid on behalf of Calgary to host an Olympic Winter Games. CODA successfully won the bid from the International Olympic Committee on Sept. 30, 1981, for Calgary to become the host city for the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988.

Following the Olympics in 1988 and benefitting from endowment funds left for the Games’ legacy, CODA has evolved into a new vision with the transition to WinSport. Through WinSport, the legacy of the 1988 Games is being maintained through allowing people of all ages to discover, develop and excel at sport.
From Winsport

Essentially all of the original facilities from the '88 Olympics remain, now bolstered by the addition of additional recreational facilities and summer activities, making it a year round facility. Scare yourself witless with a ride down the bobsleigh, piloted by a professional driver, for just $74.99 per person. ZIP down North America’s Fastest Zipline. Take the Leap off the 8 storey Free Fall bungee tower. Putt like a Pro on the Mini Golf Course. Ride up the Scenic Chairlift and take in the stunning view of both the city skyline to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west. Go Mountain Biking on miles of trails. Ride the Skyline Luge, a summertime luge track built for the amateur, even for kids, to sail down the hill. OR, if you just miss winter, go skating at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport.

In the winter, ski and snowboard, skate, slide down the hill in the tube park, play hockey or shinny.

One of the most exciting adventures in the park is the Bobsleigh & Luge Track, which, as mentioned, the public can ride in the summer. In the winter it is made available to Bobsleigh & Luge teams for training. The track is 1475 metres in length with a vertical drop of 118 metres. There are five different start points on the track. Experienced riders can pilot their bobsled to speeds approaching 130 km/hr and, for luge, 120 km/hr. This track is one of the most used in the world with approximately 18,000 descents annually. When built, the track was one of the first to accommodate both bobsleigh and luge.

Summer bobsleigh
Ride down the track made famous by Team Jamaica during the '88 Winter Olympic Games which was also featured in Disney’s Cool Runnings film. Our expert pilot will slide a group of 4 through 10 turns hitting speeds of 80+ km/hr and you will feel the force of over 2 G's.

How To Book
Advanced booking is recommended, please call Guest Services at 403-247-5452 (ext.4) or visit us in the Frank King Day Lodge.
(walk up bookings are subject to availability)
From Winsport
Type: Bobsleigh

Price for a ride per person?: $74.99

Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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