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Schedule Update for Viessmann Luge World Cup

Training pushed back until December 9 afternoon, one-run races to be held Saturday evening

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.

 

Updated Schedule:

Viessmann Luge World Cup: (all times PST)

December 9

5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Canadian Team Training

 

December 10

5 p.m. – Women’s Race

6:20 p.m.– Doubles Race

7:40 p.m. – Men’s Race

 

Tickets:

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 uccepuevf@funj.pn in advance of the event

to receive media credentials for the World Cup. Media can pick up

accreditation at Guest Services 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 www.luge.ca/wc2016 or

www.whistlerslidingcentre.com