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Šveices iela 13, LV-2150, Sigulda

tel: +371 67973813,

+371 29185351

e-mail: bobtrase@lis.lv

fax: +371 67972006

History

History
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The history of the track dates back to the late 19th century, when Prince Kropotkin built a 900 m ice lane with a single turn at his manor. This artificial ice track was the first luge track in the Baltics. As the track developed, the first bob sleighs were imported from abroad and the local enthusiasts began building their own designs based on them.
The present artificial ice track was designed by Leipzig Sports Facilities Scientific and Technical Centre. Construction was carried out by the Sarajevo-based Yugoslav firm "Graming". The first stage of the track was put into operation in 1986. Its length is 1200+220 m. The starting ramp offers views of the ancient Gauja valley, the city and the track itself. Number of turns: 16, maximum speed 125 km/h.
Upon the restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia, the non-profit organisation state limited liability company "Bobsleja un kamaniņu trase "Sigulda"" was established. Later it was reorganised into a state limited liability company according to the decree of the cabinet of ministers No. 743.
The track is suited for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions and training. International and national competitions take place here each year.