From here until Sochi, everything is a road game for the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams.
The holiday break is over and the teams all return to the ice this weekend, hoping the momentum they finished 2013 with carried over with the calendar flip to 2014. The skeleton and bobsled teams are in Winterberg, Germany, for three days of racing starting Friday. The luge circuit is visiting Konigssee, Germany, on Saturday and Sunday.
For the U.S., the luge team headed to next month's Sochi Olympics is set. There's still three weekends of racing before the bobsled and skeleton Olympic teams are settled, with most of the uncertainty hovering around pairing women's bobsled push athletes with drivers. Summer Olympic veterans Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams are both racing this weekend, possibly with Olympic hopes at stake.