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USA Luge
Slider Search
The USA Luge Slider Search was
established to identify, train and
select young athletes for a future
spot on the USA Luge National
Team. Ninety percent of the ath-
letes on the USA Luge Team were
introduced to luge through the
USA Luge Slider Search.
 Do You Have The Need For Speed?                             Check the Schedule                                            Other USA Luge Programs
Come to the USA Luge Slider Search and let USA Luge         The schedule will be posted and updated frequently, be-       The USA Luge Slider Search is one of several conducted by
                   Olympic and National Team                ginning in the spring, on the official web- site of USA       USA Luge each year to introduce the public to the sport of
                   coaches and athletes teach you           Luge: www. Simply                                luge. Other programs include:
                   how to safely drive a wheel              refer to the schedule of dates and
                   equipped luge sled down a dry-land       cities and request the clinic you                              • Luge Challenge
                   slalom course. As a beginner, the        would like to attend (based on                                The Luge Challenge brings the luge experience to ski resorts
                   speed is limited to what athletes        availability). Each 3-hour clinic                             nationwide during the winter season. The program uses a
                   can safely handle, but after years of    will be filled in advance, though                             recreational luge sled on a packed snow course. After training
                   training, the best athletes in the       walk-ups are accepted if space is                             runs, participants compete in timed runs and win great
world can reach OVER 90 MPH on ice!                         available. You need only attend                               prizes! A live DJ, free hot chocolate and drawings for exciting
                                                            one clinic. The USA Luge Slider                               prizes make the Luge Challenge a fun family affair. The con-
 What to Expect                                             Search is a nationwide program that has traveled over         test is FREE of charge and open to all ages 10 and up!
Participants gradually learn the basics of riding a luge    100,000 miles and has introduced the sport of luge to
                                                                                                                           • USA Luge Fantasy Camp
sled, including position, steering and stopping. Once       thousands of young athletes!
                                                                                                                          Experience the life of a luge athlete during this weekend
these skills are developed, athletes take several runs
down a paved roadway “luge course” in the host city          Do You Have What It Takes?                                   camp in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, NY. Participants
                                                                                                                          will stay at the Olympic Training Center, train at the U.S.
on wheel-equipped luge sleds while being evaluated          After the clinic, those who have what it takes are invited
                                                                                                                          Team’s high tech facilities and slide down the luge track at
by USA Luge coaches. Finally, athletes demonstrate          to a training camp at a USA Luge training center in Lake
                                                                                                                          speeds nearing 50 MPH. The USA Luge Fantasy Camp empha-
their physical skills through a battery of fitness tests.   Placid, NY; Marquette, MI; or Salt Lake City, UT. The best
                                                                                                                          sizes fun and safety, with a coaching staff made up of World
                                                            from the group could go on to become members of
 Eligibility                                                the USA Luge Junior D Team, the first step towards
                                                                                                                          Cup and Olympic medal winners. This is your chance to expe-
                                                                                                                          rience the fastest sport on ice!
Boys and girls between the ages of 11-14 may try out.       Olympic Glory!
A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY                                                                                  • USA Luge Waterslide Challenge
PARTICIPANT(S) ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.                      Fast Fact                                                    At amusement parks during the summer months, USA Luge
                                                            The majority of the athletes on the US Olympic Luge           Olympic and National Team athletes visit waterslides, set up
 How YOU can be a luger!                                    Team at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada            timing equipment and host a competition to see who can
Because space is limited, pre-registration is required.     started in the USA Luge Slider Search.                        post the fastest time of the day. Winners receive great prizes
For more information or to register for a clinic, visit                                For more information on            from USA Luge and their sponsors. Participants can meet the or call 1-800-USA-LUGE and select                                Clinic locations, dates, directions or   athletes, receive autographs and enjoy music provided by the
extension #2 between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00                                               to register,               DJ at this fun and free event.
pm EST. You can also visit for the full                                       Please Visit
tour schedule and more information. To ensure atten-                                                                                Register online at:
dance, a registration fee of $15 is required. The fee in-                                                         USA LUGE, 57 Church St.
cludes a 3-hour clinic, instruction, all necessary                                            or call                                       Lake Placid, NY 12946
equipment and a USA Luge T-shirt!                                                    1-800-USA-LUGE, option #2

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