RACE
CALENDAR

World Cup

The World Cup is the premier circuit on the IBSF calendar. It features eight races across eight different venues in Europe and North America, with Austria, Canada, Germany, Latvia, Switzerland and the United States the host nations.

World Championships

A global showpiece, the World Championships take place once a year, except in Olympic years. The event features both bobsleigh and skeleton and is the highlight of the sliding calendar.

Intercontinental Cup

The Intercontinental Cup is a skeleton only circuit, with bobsleigh not featuring here. It sits below the World Cup but above the Europa Cup and North American Cup in terms of sliding standard. Like the World Cup, the season compromises of eight races, but these take place in four venues rather than eight. Austria, Germany and the United States are the host nations.

Europa Cup - Bobsleigh

The Europa Cup circuit features eight races for both bobsleigh and skeleton, although not always at the same time or the same venue. For skeleton, the Europa Cup circuit sits above the North American Cup in the list of circuits, whereas it shares equal importance with the North American Cup as far as the bobsleigh rankings are concerned.

Europa Cup - Skeleton

The Europa Cup circuit features eight races for both bobsleigh and skeleton, although not always at the same time or the same venue. For skeleton, the Europa Cup circuit sits above the North American Cup in the list of circuits, whereas it shares equal importance with the North American Cup as far as the bobsleigh rankings are concerned.

North American Cup

The North American Cup circuit features both skeleton and bobsleigh across four venues in Canada and the United States. There are eight races for each sport, with Calgary, Lake Placid, Park City and Whistler the chosen tracks. For skeleton, the North American Cup sits below the European Cup in the list of circuits, whereas it shares equal importance with the European Cup as far as the bobsleigh rankings are concerned.

Junior World Championships

The Junior World Championships is an annual bobsleigh and skeleton competition for athletes under the age of 23 and 26.

Para-Sport World Cup

The IBSF runs both Para Bobsleigh and Para Skeleton men’s World Cup events, with the calendar extended to 10 races this season. Athletes compete in Europe and North America between December and February. The first Para World Cup competition took place in the 2014/15 season and Para Bobsleigh has since been provisionally accepted for inclusion in the 2022 Winter Paralympics.

Para-sport World Championships

The Para Bobsleigh World Championships is an annual event that this season takes place in Lake Placid in late March. The event is the pinnacle of the Para-Sport calendar.