Schedule Update for Viessmann Luge World Cup
WHISTLER, B.C.—A heavy snowstorm that hit the Canadian prairies this week has
prevented a truck transporting athletes’ sleds from arriving into Whistler, B.C. this week
for the Viessmann Luge World Cup.
The sleds are now scheduled to arrive at the Whistler Sliding Centre on December 9 at
12:30 p.m. Training will begin Friday at 2:30 p.m. and continue Saturday morning. The
Canadian Team will be on the ice at 5:15 p.m. on Friday.
In an effort to still stage a successful event, International Luge Federation officials have
condensed race formats to one-run competitions for women’s singles, men’s singles and
doubles. The Viessmann Team Relay World Cup, presented by BMW has been cancelled.
Viessmann Luge World Cup: (all times PST)
5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Canadian Team Training
5 p.m. – Women’s Race
6:20 p.m.– Doubles Race
7:40 p.m. – Men’s Race
Tickets already purchased for Friday, December 9, will also be valid for Saturday, December 10. 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 Guest Services at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Children 12 and under are free.
Whistler Media Accreditation:
ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the event
to receive media credentials for the World Cup. Media can pick up
accreditation at Guest Services 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.
For complete event information, please visit www.luge.ca/wc2016 or