Canadian Luge Athletes Begin Final Journey Towards 2006 Olympic Games
-CODA track crew begins installation of ice
The event is the first of a three-part pre-season training camp to determine who will compete on the national team at World Cup events this season, and ultimately, lead them on a crusade to qualifying for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Each athlete will count his/her best two out of three starts towards the final results.
All athletes will also complete a dryland training session this week, while the on-track race offs will be conducted October 9 and 15 in Calgary, and in Lake Placid, USA during the week of October 18-23. The final team selection will be announced at a media conference in Toronto, October 24.
Track Icing Media Opportunity:
CODA's track supervisor, Tracy Seitz, and his team will be working diligently over the next week installing ice on the Olympic Track. The track crew, who can maintain ice on the track with outside temperatures reaching +30 degrees, are targeting to have the track open by October 4. It will mark the earliest date on record that CODA has opened the track, in an effort to better prepare Canada's sliding athletes for the Olympics this winter. A media photo opportunity and interview session will be available with Seitz on the track following the luge start competition Thursday morning.
|WHO:||Canadian Luge Team|
Walter Corey, Head Coach
Tracy Seitz, Track Supervisor
|WHERE:||Canada Olympic Park - Ice House|
|WHEN:||Thursday, September 29, 2005|
|SCHEDULE:||Singles Runs 1-3 8:30 a.m.|
Doubles Runs 1-3 9:30 a.m.
Track Icing Photos 10 a.m.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
CODA, Communications Specialist