Profile Last Updated: April 23, 2009
During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, up to 12,000 spectators will crowd the Whistler Sliding Centre to cheer on bobsleigh,luge and skeleton competitors through 13 days of sliding competition.
Big Impact, Small Footprint
Built on the side of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Sliding Centre was built with the environment in mind. The site was designed to require minimum disruption to vegetation and to take up as little square footage as possible. Energy efficent and sustainability initiatives were employed to minimize the Centre's ecological footprint.
Built to Last
After the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games the Whistler Sliding Centre will be operated under the direction of the Whistler Legacies Society and will showcase international sliding competitions and will hopefully encourage local athletes to take up professional sliding sports in the future.