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Blue Cross Ice Challenge

01 Feb 2018 to 03 Feb 2018
Igls, Austria

A unique bespoke fundraising event designed for those seeking that next adrenaline thrill in their lives.

The Ice Challenge will take place over three days and you will be trained and supervised by Winter Sports Olympian Tony Wallington. Tony has competed in the Olympic bobsleigh, as well as captained the British team through five Olympic winter games and will be your guide and mentor throughout this exhilarating skeleton experience.

Lying face down on a skeleton, your chin inches from the ice, arms by your side, hands gripping the handles, legs extended ready to face the run, your challenge starts as you learn to slide down a 1,270 metre run at a top speed of 100kph (62mph).

Surrounded by Alpine forests this charity event will take place at the Olympic resort in Igls, Austria where the Great British two man bobsleigh team, Tony Nash and Robin Dixon won gold in 1964.

The Costs

Full event costs: £2,550 inc VAT

Registration fee: £500 (non refundable)

Final Payment: £2,050 (6 weeks prior to departure)

What’s Included:

  • Full event back up and support through Blue Cross and SYS The Ultimate Events Company
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport and run coach transfers
  • Skeleton Insurance cover

Not Included:

  • Tips and remuneration
  • Alcohol and beverages
  • Personal travel insurance

Blue Cross Ice Challenge Itinerary

Day 1


  • Blue Cross representative to Meet and Greet the group at Gatwick Airport
  • Early flight from Gatwick to Innsbruck
  • Mid-morning airport transfer to the hotel
  • Check into rooms


  • Transfer to the Olympic Bob Run Café for lunch where you will have a full event briefing on the skeleton run
  • After lunch a walk of the run with instructor Tony Wallington prior to getting fitted with your protection gear and sizing you to your skeleton.
  • Training on the ‘Kinder Start’ skeleton run
  • Training on the bottom part of the ‘Ladies Luge’ skeleton run
  • After the skeleton training, time to have fun on a 4 man bobsleigh
  • Transfer back to the hotel for a debrief
  • Pre-dinner reception followed by dinner

Day 2


  • Early breakfast
  • Transfer to Olympic Bob Run Café for briefing
  • Walk through the skeleton run
  • Training on the top part of the ‘Ladies Luge’ skeleton run
  • Lunch


  • Race brief
  • Race starts from the top of Damen run
  • Final adrenaline run on the bobsleigh
  • Transfer back to the hotel
  • Awards dinner

Day 3


  • Breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to Innsbruck Airport
  • Arrive back into Gatwick

— Page last updated 28/11/2017