The first 300 fans through the gate on Saturday will receive
a free souvenir scarf courtesy of Adirondack Bank.
The best international competitors in the sport of Luge come together in Lake Placid to race on the Olympic luge track. Don't miss this exciting fast sliding sport.
The sport of luge requires an athlete to balance mental and physical fitness. To become an elite luger, a competitor must begin training at an early age and spend decades honing their skills. Physically, a luger must have strong neck, upper body, abdominal, and thigh muscles. Mentally a luger must maintain total focus as they steer their sled through more than a kilometer of curves and straights at high speed. Dozens of subtle movements and weight shifts are required to find the perfect line down the track. Consistency is essential for success. Sled maintenance is also an important element for success. Serious lugers spend hours meticulously sanding their "steels," and making other important adjustments and repairs to their sleds. No luger can possibly achieve elite status without working closely with an experienced coaching staff, implementing suggestions and fine tuning technique. Other lugers will often give tips that can improve a slider's ability to find the "sweet spot" on the track. Though luge is a winter sport, it requires daily, year-round training.
The athletes you'll see here for World Cup are the most elite athletes of the sport!
Competition takes place Friday and Saturday afte three days of training:
Racing begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday with doubles, followed by the men’s singles at 12:10 p.m. The women race at 10:40 a.m. Saturday with the team relay at 2 p.m.