Why Become A Supporter?
Skeleton is almost one-hundred percent self-funded when it comes to expenses and there is only a little compensation involved (salary or race winnings). A typical skeleton season costs between 20,000- 25,000 USD and includes:
- Equipment (runners, speed suit, shoes, tape, gloves, helmet)
- Airline flights
- Training runs (between $25-35/run)
- Competitions (entry fees)
- Transportation (rental car)
- Accommodations (hotels, apartment rental)
- Baggage fees (between $100-250/flight leg)
- Gym fees
Travel takes place between the US, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Latvia and Norway. I also plan the majority of the logistics and largely book all of this on my own.
Your support allows me to focus more on being an athlete, and less on the stress of having to find the means to train and compete at the highest level. Our federation for sliding in Sweden, Svenska Kälksportförbundet, is incredible and works so hard; but unfortunately, they do not have much funding as such a small sport as a small nation (as designated by the IBSF).
There are millions of other journeys to donate too and I am beyond honored that you are considering mine.
Above Photo: Viesturs Lacis/IBSF