Canadian Luge Squad Slides into Calgary for Back-to-Back World Cups on Home Ice
CALGARY—Fresh off making their mark on the world stage with a medal-winning performance at the Whistler Sliding Centre, Canada’s luge team will slide east to Calgary for the second-straight Viessmann Luge World Cup stop on home ice, December 4-8.
Olympic medallists, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith, will be joined by a new-look crop of Canadian luge athletes who will amongst 100 athletes representing 23 countries at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.
Media are invited to attend the Canadian team’s training sessions throughout the week. The Canucks will be on the track Tuesday from 2:30-4:45 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9-11 a.m.
Interviews will be conducted on the finish dock, or by phone, at the conclusion of training.
The Viessmann Luge World Cup in Calgary will have something for the whole family to enjoy on Friday and Saturday. Coined Lugeapalooza, the event will include visits by Santa, balloon artists, cookie decorating, popcorn and hot chocolate, sleigh rides, and guests will also have an opportunity to try luge. There will be live music by Matt Blais, an outdoor beer gardens with Village Brewery and a whole lot more between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Friday, December 7 - $10 (4 years+), Free (3 & Under) includes access to the race PLUS popcorn & hot chocolate (for the first 150 spectators).
Saturday, December 8 - $10 (4 years+), Free (3 & Under) includes access to the race and Lugeapalooza activities. Tickets are available in advance on Eventbrite and at the Gate.
Schedule: (All Times MTN)
2:30-4:45 p.m. – Canadian Team Training
9-11 a.m. – Canadian Team Training
2 p.m. – Nation’s Cup Qualifying Race
5 p.m. – A-Seeded Training
December 7 – Lugeapalooza
10 a.m. – Doubles World Cup Race
12:40 p.m. – Men’s Singles World Cup Race
December 8 – Lugeapalooza
9:40 a.m. – Women’s Singles World Cup Race
1 p.m. – Viessmann Team Relay World Cup, Presented by BMW
Calgary 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 in the Media Centre located in the Bob Niven Training Centre
For complete event information, please visit www.luge.ca/wcc2018