The skeleton became a part of the Winter Games in 1928, appearing again in 1948 and becoming permanent in 2002. It’s
a sport that’s sure to get your pulse racing—though not as high as the athletes themselves, who plummet through
an icy course face first, lying on their bellies. This is truly thrilling to watch, and worth purchasing Winter
Games tickets for.
The skeleton is a curious sport. Similar to the luge, it involves an individual lying on their belly and sliding through
a course at incredibly high speeds. The merest shift in one’s body weight while riding the skeleton can cause them
to drift in one direction or another, requiring timing and excellent control of the sled itself.
So where does the skeleton get its name from? The sled that skeleton riders use usually resembles a human form—a
“skeleton.” The earliest ones were crafted out of metal, but today metal as well as fiberglass is used in making
these amazing sleds. If you’ve never seen a skeleton competition live, then you’ll want to get Winter
Games Skeleton tickets and check this out!