Luge Canada

Canadian Luge Athletes Gear Up for 2010
-Karbon to help steer nation's elite luge athletes to international podium

Media AdvisoryFresh off Regan Lauscher's historic World Cup silver-medal performance, Karbon has signed a six-year agreement with Canada's luge athletes to become the official clothing supplier, the Canadian Luge Association announced on Monday.

The first major sponsor for the Canadian luge program, Karbon will supply Canadian Luge Team athletes and coaches with all outerwear, race wear, training and casual apparel through to 2010 when the world will gather in Vancouver and beyond.

"We are thrilled to be have a Canadian company suit up our national team, and help guide them to more international podium performances," said Tim Farstad, director, Canadian Luge Association. "Karbon has been a dedicated supporter of our team for many years, and has provided the national program with the latest technology in clothing lines to help our athletes achieve excellence."

Karbon will provide leading-edge technical and race apparel that will help level the playing field for Canada's high-performance luge athletes. Extensive testing and development of the race suit will also be done to give Canadian luge athletes a competitive advantage against the world's best.

"As a Canadian company, it is our mandate to support the nation's top athletes at both the grassroots and elite levels," said Peter Schure, team and resort coordinator, Karbon. "We are honoured to be associated with the Canadian Luge Team, and look forward to seeing our athletes excel on the world stage, and find a regular place on the podium as they continue their journey through to 2010 and beyond."

With the addition of luge, Karbon now supports 19 World Cup teams around the globe including six Canadian sport programs.

Schure Sports, a Toronto based company in business since 1982, designs and manufactures KARBON brand year round performance apparel, which is designed, for winter sports, aerobic activity and athletic training. The company does extensive product testing with its sponsored World Cup Teams, providing invaluable feedback with respect to product development. In association with some of the world's leading companies in insulation and fabric technology, they are bringing garments to the consumer that performs in better harmony with the body. Schure Sports is committed to the highest level of product quality and service, and the promotion of sport through the support of amateur and professional athletes around the world. For more information on Karbon, please visit on the Internet.

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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