Skip to main content

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton announces new coaches for national skeleton program

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton announces new coaches

Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton has named Joe Cecchini, Kevin Boyer and Micaela Widmer as its newest coaches for the national skeleton program.

Cecchini will take on the dual role of head coach and technical lead.

After beginning his skeleton career on Canada's development team from 2006-2012, he went on to compete for Italy at the 2018 Olympics. He has also worked privately with many of Canada's skeleton athletes over the last two years as a club and international coach at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Boyer will serve as an assistant technical coach. He represented Canada at the 2018 Olympics and was a member of the national skeleton program for 10 years.

Widmer is set to be team manager of the program and technical coach to North America's Cup development level athletes. She spent over a decade as a competitive skeleton athlete, competing internationally for both Canada and Switzerland.

Widmer has worked with Cecchini over the last five years as the program lead on all foundational driving schools at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 11, 2023. Top Stories


OPINION Advice on dealing with 'quiet hiring' in the workplace

In a column for, personal finance writer Christopher Liew tackles 'quiet hiring' -- a term referring to companies that quietly hire from their own talent pool rather than look elsewhere -- and outlines some tips for employees on how to take advantage of the practice.

Stay Connected