Luge Canada

Canadian Luge Athletes Ready to Host 2013 World Championships in Whistler

Media invited to Canadian team’s training in Whistler, January 30

 WHISTLER, B.C.—In just three weeks the fastest athletes on ice will slide into Whistler,
B.C. as Canada hosts the 2013 Luge World Championships, January 28 – February 2.

The Whistler Sliding Centre will play host to the featured event on the international luge
Calendar as more than 150 athletes representing 25 countries will compete in men’s and
women’s singles, doubles and team relay races.

The action-packed event will also feature nightly entertainment, fireworks and a beer

Media are invited to attend the Canadian squad’s training session on January 30. Times
for the training and media availability will be released closer to the event.

Tickets for the Whistler event can be purchased for $10 now at, by
calling 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853), or in person at the Visitor Centre.
Children six and under are free. A WILL CALL pick-up booth will be set up
at the base of the Excalibur Gondola on February 1-2. Spectators can also
purchase tickets by CASH ONLY at the base of the Gondola on race days.

Luge World Championships: (all times PST)
January 30
6:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies Whistler Village

January 31
4 p.m. – Final Training Runs

February 1
3 p.m. – Doubles Race
5:15 p.m. – Men’s Singles Race

February 2
3 p.m. – Women’s Singles Race
6:15 p.m. – Team Relay Race

Whistler Media Accreditation:
ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at uccepuevf@pbzpnfg.arg in advance of the event
to receive media credentials for the World Championships. Media can pick up
accreditation at the media centre which will be set up at the venue.

Media Parking:
Limited parking will be made available for media in Lot 7 and 8. Media may also gain free
access to the venue via the Excalibur Gondola.

For complete event information, please visit or

Race Coverage:
Races will be streamed live on the Canadian Luge Association’s web site at

About Whistler Sport Legacies and the Whistler Sliding Centre
Whistler Sport Legacies is a not-for-profit society responsible for operating three of Whistler’s 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Venues: The Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park, and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre.

The Whistler Sliding Centre is situated on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler Resort, and hosted the Bobsleigh, Skeleton, and Luge competitions during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The facility now operates as a centre for high-performance development, youth and recreational club programming, and tourist and public programs, building on the legacy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.