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The World's Best Are Coming To Calgary

The ice is ready.  The stage is set. The World's best are coming to Calgary.  Viessmann Luge World Cup takes place at Canada Olympic Park December 10-12 with international athletes representing over 20 countries.

The Canadian National Team is hopeful that home ice advantage translates into big results.  Senior members of the team have returned home after seven weeks of overseas competition as they continue the Viessmann Luge World Cup circuit.  For this event, the national team is being led by Head Coach Marie Luise Rainer and assisted by fellow Luge coach Andre Benoit.

As per CODA's (Calgary Olympic Development Association) renewed mandate, "The Next Legacy", months of planning have gone into making Viessmann Luge World Cup a festival of sport.  Event organizers expect hundreds of Calgarians will come out and cheer on Canada's National Luge Team.  Over the weekend there will be roving entertainers, mascots and even Santa Claus appearing in the Husky Gardens (11:00 am - 1:30 pm) where the Olympic Bobsleigh/Luge track is located.  Each day there will be a free hot dog lunch to the first 800 people through the gates (11:00 am - 12:00 pm), courtesy of Alberta Milk Producers. As well, the first 500 children (12 and under) will receive a special Millennium Beanie Bear each day (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm).

Viessmann World Luge Cup is a ticketed event.  Admission is $5.00 per person for an event pass, but complimentary passes can be picked up at any Husky/Mohawk gas station throughout the city.  There is no charge for children 15 and under.  For more information, call COP Guest Services at 247-5452