NewCold is a proud sponsor of the Dutch Sliding Federation. Below you’ll find an explanation of the 3 disciplines under this collaboration.
Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled (or -sleigh), down a frozen track while lying face down and head-first. The sport and the sled may have been named from the bony appearance of the sled.
As the name suggests, there is one athlete per bobsled, and it’s all on them to run, push, steer and brake their way down the winding ice track. This modern twist on a classic sport first appeared at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer in 2016.
Bobsledding was named from the English word to bob, meaning to move up and down. For two-man bobsleigh races, the team consists of a brakeman and a driver.
The 4-man bobsleigh has two additional pushers. From a standing start, the bob is pushed at speed by the team over the first fifty meters. This distance is completed in about six seconds.
Luge is sliding down a mountain on a sled.