Picture of turns 15 through 19 (right to left) of Cesana Pariol during the 2006 Winter Olympics
Cesana Pariol was the venue for bobsled, luge and skeleton during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The track, built for the games, is located in Cesana. The venue holds approximately 7,130 spectators, of whom 3,624 are seated.
Construction details 
The track is constructed with about 54 miles (87 km) of ammonia refrigeration pipes to help form ice on the track for proper sliding. Numerous sensors located along the track ensure that the ice's thickness is kept between 5 and 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) to keep the track properly smooth during competitions.
During construction of the track prior to the 2006 games, there was concern that the track would be completed in time for homologation. A minor archaeological find (Roman ruins) during construction slowed progress until the remains were excavated (near the current Turn 11).
The track was completed in late 2004. In January 2005, the FIBT and FIL held their homologation events at the track. The FIBT had no issue when they ran their events during the weekend of 21–23 January 2005. The following week, the FIL ran their events, and had several crashes. Included in the crashes were Austria's Wolfgang Linger (broken ankle and calfbone), Brazil's Renato Mizoguchi (medically induced coma), and the U.S. Virgin Islands' Anne Abernathy (collarbone). During the summer of 2005, discussions were held among TOROC (the organizer of the 2006 Games), FIBT President Robert H. Storey (Canada), and FIL President Josef Fendt (Germany) about refitting the track for safety reasons. An agreement was reached by all three, and turns 16 through 18 were modified as such. The track was finally modified in late 2005 in time for homologation. Test runs done by Italy's Armin Zöggeler in late October 2005 led to the track being homologated on 31 October 2005 after it had been approved by former German national team coach Josef Lenz and FIL track commission chair Klaus Bonsack.
Cesana Pariol is now part of the complex called Torino Olympic Park. Post-Olympic usage for the tracks includes bobsleigh and luge rides for the public.
In October 2009, problems with early refrigeration of the track led the Bob- und Schlittenverband für Deutschland in Germany to lend support of short-order auxiliary services for foreign teams on such short notice. Starting 16 October, Italy and Japan's teams trained at the track in Winterberg while Austria's team trained at Königssee's track.
The track was scheduled to host events in 2011-12, but was shut down to economic costs. After pressure from the FIBT and FIL in early 2012, the track was scheduled to run in 2012-13 only to be shut down again. In October 2012, the track was order dismantled by Cesana officials. The 45 tons of ammonia was moved from the track's refrigeration for othre uses within the Turin region.
||Length of track (meters)
||Number of turns
|Bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge - men's singles
||19 (11 left and 8 right)
|Luge - women's singles and men's doubles
||17 (9 left and 8 right)
The venue includes a vertical drop of 114 meters from start to finish.
||Local town near the track.
||Italian for "Hook"
||Italian for "The Wall". Women's singles and men's double luge have their start house after this turn.
||Italian for "Twins".
|6., 7., 8.
||Italian for "Bull". Also for the toroid or torus shape of these three turns. It is also an Omega-shaped curve.
||The comune where the track is located.
||1948 Winter Olympics gold medalist in skeleton at St. Moritz. Italy's first gold medalist in bobsled, luge, or skeleton, and its first-ever Winter Olympic medalist.
||Italian for "Museum". An archeological find was found near this turn during track construction.
||Shape of these curves.
||After the Chaberton Mountains that the inside of this curve faces.
||Italian for "Washing machine"
||Italian for "Compression". From the compressive forces put upon the body during the maneuvering of the sled through the turn.
||Formerly "Senza Nome" ("Without Name" in (Italian)). Named for luger who won four Winter Olympic, five world championship, and six European championship medals between 1971 and 1988. Among first inductees in FIL Hall of Fame in 2004.
||The village in Cesana where the track is located.
||Six-time Olympic medalist and 10-time bobsled World Champion medalist from 1957 to 1968.
Championships hosted 
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Coordinates: 44°57′08″N 6°48′19″E / 44.952346°N 6.805147°E