HOW TO APPLY
Ex RACING ICE 2 is open to all army personnel from regular and reservist units. All participants must be medically fit, have an annual membership with the Army Winter Sports Association (AWSA) and be members of the Army Sports Lottery (ASL), holding a full complement of tickets. Only individuals who have successfully completed a Novice Ice Camp may drive a 2-man, skeleton or luge bobsleigh. Absolute novices may attend but ONLY as a 2-man Bobsleigh Brakeman or in exceptional circumstances at the discipline Chairman’s discretion.
REGISTRATION / PROGRAMME
Training Week - Bobsleigh, 25 Jan to 1 Feb 18.
Training Week – Skeleton, 26 to 1 Feb 18. Sgt Manning will be running pre push start training. Timings (TBC).
Luge – 29 Jan to 1 Feb 18.
Race Day – 2 Feb 18.
Participants are to ensure that they have written evidence of their insurance policies, EHIC cards and medical clearance from their units for inspection. Failure to produce any of the above documents will result in a person being unable to slide.
Note that some individuals may be selected to represent the Army at the Inter Service Championships. Those selected will be issued with an administration instruction upon return to their base location.
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MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORT
Individuals and teams should seek to use their home unit MT department for support. Participants will require their own transport to and from their home units. £125pp may be claimed for transport for Germany based units and £175pp may be claimed for transport for UK based units.
All costs are to be paid by individuals or units. A guide to the breakdown of costs per person, are indicated in the table below (all costs are approximate figures and in Euros):
|Accommodation||E534||Half board – 6 nights|
|Vehicle hire/fuel card||0||MT|
|Track Fees||0||AWSA Funded|
|Equipment hire||0||AWSA Funded|
|Personal safety equipment||E50-100||Helmets, Gloves etc|
|Lunch||E70||Approx E10 per day|
|Ice sports insurance||E25||Per person per week|
Units are requested to support individuals to keep costs to a minimum. Individuals should expect to pay no more than 1/3 of the total cost to attend as a personal contribution.
Other costs can be covered from CILOR, Army Sports Lottery grants, COPF, Berlin Memorial Fund (if applicable).
EQUIPMENT and INSURANCE
All equipment is provided, less the following, which individuals are to provide:
- Bob – Crash helmet, gloves and needle spikes (further info from email@example.com ;
- Luge – Gloves (issue flying gloves/cross country skiing gloves recommended) (further info from firstname.lastname@example.org);
- Skeleton – Gloves and needle spikes (further info from email@example.com).
All participants must have valid ice sports insurance and a valid EHIC card. Insurance can be obtained from Towergate Wilson (01242 533792) or Insignia Underwriting (tel: +44 (0) 1722 597980 ), and EHIC cards are available free of charge online through www.ehic.org.uk. Note that other websites may charge up to £50 to middleman the application, so please ensure your soldiers use the official NHS/Gov site.