Athlete who practices the skeleton. The sledder wears an aerodynamic suit; extra protection may be worn on the elbow and other vulnerable areas.
Hard piece that is attached to the helmet to protect the chin if it hits the ice.
Rigid piece of equipment designed to protect the head; crash helmet visors and chin guards are mandatory.
Steel or fiberglass sled that is mounted on movable runners; the sledder steers the skeleton by transferring body weight from side to side.
Shoes whose sole contains small cleats to provide good traction on the ice during the push start.