Luge Canada

Canadian Luge Athletes Push Off On Final Journey Towards 2006 Games

Media Advisory/Photo OpportunityWith less than three weeks to go before the opening World Cup event on the 2004-05 campaign, Canada's high-performance luge athletes will hold a pre-season push competition in the Ice House at Canada Olympic Park on Thursday, October 7, 2004. The event will take place from 8-11 a.m.

Each athlete will count his/her best two out of three starts towards the final results. The event is the second of a three-part pre-season training camp to determine who will compete on the national team at World Cup events this season, the final competitive crusade before the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

All athletes completed the dryland training session last week, while the on-track race offs will be conducted at the end of October where the final team selections will be made.

WHO: Canadian Luge Team
Walter Corey, Head Coach
WHERE: Canada Olympic Park
Ice House
Calgary, AB
WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2004
8-11 a.m.
SCHEDULE: Singles Runs 1-3    8 a.m.
Doubles Runs 1-3   10 a.m.
INTERVIEWS: Athlete phone interviews can be arranged by calling Chris Dornan at 403-247-5423

The Canadian Luge Associaton is the governing body for luge racing in Canada. In partnership with CODA, the Canadian Luge Association operates the Olympic Luge Training Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, which develops our nation's high-performance luge athletes and promotes the sport across the country. For more information on the Canadian Luge Association, please visit us at on the Internet.

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