But laypersons too can experience the fascination of the ice track ‘up close and personal’ and enjoy an adrenaline-inducing ride down the track in a bob raft, competition bobsleigh or summer bobsleigh driven by a first-class pilot, followed by a well-earned chill-out session in the laid-back K14 café-restaurant (Bobcafé) – an out-of-the-ordinary yet perfect company incentive idea for all those who enjoy a bit of excitement.
From bobsleigh, luge and skeleton world cup races to the ‘Wok World Cup’ with German television presenter Stefan Raab – every winter the ice track in Innsbruck-Igls is the setting for spectacular races and events.
The Olympic ice track looks back on a long tradition. It played host to the very first world championships back in 1935 – although at that time it was a natural ice track. The artificial ice era began at the beginning of the 1960s when two separate artificial ice tracks were created for the bobsleigh and luge competitions of the 1964 Winter Olympics that were held in Innsbruck. Covering a total distance of 1,506 metres and with 13 bends and an elevation drop of 136 metres, they were among the most impressive ice chutes in the world at that time.On the occasion of the 1976 Winter Olympics, the two tracks were replaced by one combined track for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton races. As the first combined ice tube in the world, this sports facility served as a role model for many future artificial bobsleigh and luge tracks. Over the years to come the facility was expanded and modified several times. In addition to the extension of the ‘Bobcafé’, the finishing run was lengthened and given an extra bend in 1981 and, in 1990/1991 the new starting point for women’s races (5th bend) was completed along with a further extension to the finish area. In November 2004 the track was given a full overhaul. During the summer months of 2005 and 2006 all the buildings were renovated (start houses, finishing house, press centre, guest area) and today the entire facility is one of the most modern of its kind worldwide
- Overall length 1,270 m
- Elevation drop approx. 100 m
- Number of bends 14 (incl. the famous 360-degree ‘Kreisel’ corner) ·
- Max. curve height 7 m
- Total length of cooling tubes 80 km
- Artificial ice surface 5,500 m2
Information on bob rafting/competition bobsleigh rides
+43 (512) 33838-223
Information on summer bobsleigh, wok and guest skeleton rides
+43 (664) 2024797
+43 (512) 33838-275