Luge Canada

Viessmann Luge World Cup Kicks off in Calgary
-Final Canadian training runs set for 5:00 p.m. Thursday-

Media AdvisoryThe Canadian Luge Team will hit the ice at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. to complete their final training runs before official racing begins on Friday for the only Canadian stop on the 2004 Viessmann Luge World Cup.

The two-day event will kick off with men's doubles action on Friday at 5 p.m. Canada's men's doubles team of Grant Albrecht and Eric Pothier will lead the Canadian charge into the weekend, while Regan Lauscher, who claimed the nation's first ever World Cup silver medal in the sport last weekend, will look to step back onto the podium in women's singles action at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Luge World Cup wraps up on Saturday with the men's singles race at 2 p.m., and the team relay event at 5:30 p.m.

WHAT: 2004 Viessmann Luge World Cup
WHERE: Canada Olympic Park - Calgary, Alta.
SATELLITE: Media can view and download Viessmann Luge World Cup action from Canada Olympic Park in Calgary at the following coordinates:
18 meg KU GALAXY4 R slots CD
December 10 6:30-11 p.m. EST (approx 30)
December 11 3:30-6:30 p.m. EST (approx 30)
SCHEDULE: December 9, 2004
 5:00 p.m. - Canadian Team Training
 December 10, 2004
 12 noon - 1 p.m. - Qualifications
2 p.m. - Nation's Cup
5 p.m. - Men's Doubles Race
7 p.m. - Women's Singles Race
 December 11, 2004
 2 p.m. - Men's Singles Race
5:30 p.m. - Team Relay
INTERVIEWS: To arrange for athlete interviews, please contact Chris Dornan at 403-247-5423.

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