Skeleton: The World Championship is drawing nearer © Getty Images

On 17th November in Yanqing (People's Republic of China), it will be the epicenter for the first race of the World Cup. The start of the 2023/2024 sliding season will commence in the Asian giant, 95 km north of Beijing.

From 17th to 19th November, the Chinese city will host the best in the world, except for the United States, which will begin competing in La Plagne (France) on 8th December.

The tournament will continue during the months of the European winter with two host cities per month, concluding in March in the United States of America at the iconic Lake Placid in New York City on the 22nd and 23rd of March.

The first date of the World Cup will begin with the BOBS A 2 category in the men's division on 13th November at 3 AM, while on 18th and 19th November, it will be the turn of BOBS A4 in the OPEN category.

Meanwhile, the first race of the EC will take place in Lillehammer, Norway, on 30th November.

All dates and locations of the World Cup:

YANQING (China): 17th to 19th November

LA PLAGNE (France): 9th and 10th December

INNSBRUCK (Austria): 15th to 17th December

ST. MORITZ (Switzerland): 13th and 14th January

LILLEHAMMER (Norway): 27th and 28th January

SIGULDA (Latvia): 2nd to 4th February

ALTENBERG (Germany): 17th and 18th February

LAKE PLACID, NY (United States): 22nd and 23rd March