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No NHL? No Worries! Canada's Winter Sport Athletes are Back on Ice

Media availability to be held around training at Canada Olympic Park, October 5

 CALGARY—The NHL may not be hitting arenas this fall, but the ice is back in, and the action is heating up on the Olympic Track in Calgary for Canada’s sliding-sport athletes this week.

Taking advantage of one of the earliest openings on record, Canada’s luge athletes are fine-tuning their sleds and sharpening their steels in preparation for their first media availability of the season on Friday.

Led by medal-winning athletes, Alex Gough, Sam Edney and Arianne Jones, the fastest athletes on ice invite media to their training session at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park on Friday, October 5 at 9 a.m.

The road to Sochi 2014 looks promising for the Canadian Luge Team who looks to build on the momentum from one of its best seasons in the history of the program where Alex Gough became the first Canadian to win a World Cup gold medal on home ice last winter in Calgary. Gough added two more bronze medals in addition to celebrating a gold and two silver World Cup medals, and a bronze at the World Championships in the team relay in 2012.

Who: Canadian Luge Team

When: October 5, 2012
9 a.m. – training starts from Men’s Start
10:15 a.m. – interviews at finish dock

Where: Interviews at Finish Dock of Track
Canada Olympic Park - Calgary