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, France, 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 five venues rather than eight. Russia, Germany, the United States and South Korea 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

This year's North American Cup circuit features both skeleton and bobsleigh across two venues in the United States of America.

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 Para Bobsleigh 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.

Para-sport World Championships

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

Youth Olympic Winter Games

The Winter Youth Olympic Games are the showpiece event for bobsleigh and skeleton athletes between the ages of 15 and 18. The Games take place every four years, with Lausanne 2020 the third edition following Innsbruck in 2012 and Lillehammer in 2016.