GB Skeleton selection races 2017/18

The GB Skeleton selection races for the 2017/18 season take place in Lillehammer, Norway, on October 14 and 15, with training runs scheduled for October 11, 12 and 13.

We wish to advise all BBSA members of the arrangements for those who wish to compete in the race series in Lillehammer.

The schedule for the race is as follows:

Wednesday, October 11 - Official Training Day 1
Thursday, October 12 - Official Training Day 2
Friday, October 13 - Official Training Day 3
Saturday, October 14 - Race Day
Sunday, October 15 - Race Day

After the selection races, the BBSA National Skeleton Selection Committee will confirm athlete selections for the following National Teams:

  • World Cup
  • Intercontinental Cup
  • European Cup
  • North American Cup

If you would like to take part, please contact The entrance fee is £50, with entrants required to use their own equipment. Costs must be covered by participants and racing will take place under IBSF rules, including rules on equipment.

Please note that this National Skeleton Selection Race is not the same as the British Championships to be held lin Igls, Austria, in November 2017.


To participate, individuals must be a current BBSA member and hold a current BBSA Skeleton race licence. If you do not have a licence, you should contact the BBSA office as soon as possible to arrange for a licence to be issued. 

To issue the licence the following is required:

1. A letter from your doctor indicating you are medically fit to slide
2. An electronic passport style photo
3. Licence Issue Fee of £15
4. Subscription to BBSA Silver Membership (£35) (unless already a member). Please see here for membership details.
5. Written proof/documentation of your current travel insurance

Additionally, please note that you will not be able to slide until your insurance has been presented to the race organiser. In specific reference to your insurance, you are advised to read your policy extremely carefully as some policies do not include Skeleton.

The closing date for applications is mid-day on October 1.