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. usaluge.org. 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
www.usaluge.org 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 www.usaluge.org for the full Please Visit
tour schedule and more information. To ensure atten- Register online at: www.usaluge.org
dance, a registration fee of $15 is required. The fee in- www.usaluge.org 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