Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity
November 2, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Canadian Luge Athletes Kick off Back on Track with
Fast Track Capital Canadian Luge Championships at Canada Olympic Park
—Seniors set to hit track November 5, juniors to battle November 6—
CALGARY—Canada’s top luge athletes will return to the ice while vying for the titles of king and queen of Canadian luge when they compete in the Fast Track Capital Canadian Championships, at 9 a.m. on November 5 and 6, 2011 in Calgary.
The Canadian Championships, which will officially kick off the 2011 competitive season for Canada’s luge athletes, will include the nation’s top male and female athletes racing head-to-head down their home track on the western edge of Calgary at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.
Canada’s high-performance luge athletes will take two trips down the 1,250-metre track in their quest to secure the national title. The senior race is set for November 5, while the nation’s top juniors will hit the start house on Sunday.
Canada’s luge athletes will hold a training session on Friday, November 4, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
WHO: Canadian Luge Team
WHERE: Canada Olympic Park
Training Session Senior Race Junior Race
Friday, November 4 Saturday, November 5 Sunday, November 6
9:30–11:30 a.m. 9 a.m. – 12 noon 9 a.m. – 12 noon
The Canadian Luge Association is a not-for-profit organization governing the sport of luge across the country. With the financial backing of its title sponsor, Fast Track Capital, along with the support from the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium, the Canadian Luge Association safely recruits and develops the nation’s current and future high-performance luge athletes with the goal of regularly climbing onto the international podium. For more information on the Canadian Luge Association, please visit us at www.luge.ca on the Internet.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Media and Public Relations
Canadian Luge Association