Details of the International Para Bobsled World Cup Competition at Mt Van Hoevenberg
What: This international competition is the first IBSF Para World Cup Bobsled of the 2022/2023 season and includes mono-bobsled categories for men and women. Para-athletics are sports, such as para-bobsled, practiced by people with a disability. ORDA provides para-athletes training opportunities throughout the year and hosts this competition to boost exposure and participation worldwide and achieve the goal of inclusion in the Winter Paralympic Games.
Saturday, November 19
Para World Cup Race 1 | 2:00 pm on the Combined Track
Sunday, November 20
Para World Cup Race 2 | 2:00 pm on the Combined Track
Para World Cup Awards Banquet | 7:00 pm in the Mountain Pass Lodge
Where: Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, site of the first-ever bobsled track built in North America and now home to a modern combined track considered among the world’s most technically challenging tracks for bobsled and other sliding sports.
Who: The world’s best para bobsled athletes will compete for points and medals. The International Paralympic Committee formally recognizes and accepts athletes with defined impairment types in the Paralympic program. The minimum disability requirement is a level of impairment that places each athlete at a clear disadvantage to their able-bodied counterparts in bobsled.
Why: The event is open to the media and the public. Spectator viewing just feet away from the high-speed athletes is available at numerous locations along the one-mile length of the track. In recent years, ORDA has invested heavily in revitalizing Mt Van Hoevenberg’s facilities as part of a series of projects to transform Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, elevate guests’ experiences, and modernize the sites for many more years of sport and recreational use. This is one of only two bobsled tracks in the United States, making spectating these events a unique opportunity for the public to be up close to these sports and witness competitors reaching speeds of 90 mph or more.
Tickets and Additional Information: Entry to the event is free for all spectators. For additional information, visit this event page.