World Championship Luge Slides into Spotlight on Canada’s West Coast
WHISTLER, B.C.—The fastest athletes on ice have arrived 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 premiere 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 from
9-10:30 a.m. Interviews will be conducted on the finishing dock, or by phone, at the
conclusion of training.
Canadian Athlete Quotes:
“I love racing at home with so many familiar faces and maple-leafed gloves cheering you
on. Whistler is one of the greatest tracks on the circuit, and I’m excited to race on the
new start ramp that was recently built. Hopefully the Canadian Team will get to show off
some home ice advantage, and post solid results.”
…Arianne Jones, Calgary
“We’ve always had so many runs on the Whistler track that I think the entire team will
be coming into Worlds comfortable and confidant. The best part of racing at home is
having our friends and family there to cheer us on.”
…Tristan Walker, Cochrane, Alta.
“I’m super excited to be able to race a World Championships at home. For that race to
be on the Olympic Track where I feel I have some unfinished business makes it even
more exciting. I love the feeling of racing in Whistler and knowing there will be home
crowd energy helping Team Canada and myself down the track.”
…Sam Edney, Calgary
Tickets for the Whistler event can be purchased for $10 now at www.whistler.com, 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)
6:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies Whistler Village
4 p.m. – Final Training Runs
3 p.m. – Doubles Race
5:15 p.m. – Men’s Singles Race
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.