Afterschool Learn To Luge
Get ready to have your kids’ socks blown off. The US Luge Association/Youth Sports Alliance After School Luge Program kicks off at the end of October so if you’ve got boys and girls with nuts of steel sign them up now. The luge program at the Utah Olympic Park is designed specifically for youth ages 8-13 (minimum height 52 inches), who have never been on a sled before.
Athletes start at Curve 12, the lowest point on the track to run sleds, and move up from there. They’ll take the first few runs on the last 4 curves (bottom 1/4) of the track. Once everyone is comfortable, they move up the track to the Tourist Start (one curve and straightaway higher).
The Learn to Luge program runs for three consecutive Fridays with registered participants sliding on all three of the dates. Athletes who drool for more are then invited to continue training with the Wasatch Luge Club’s Youth Training Program (meets Saturday nights). If you haven’t figured it out, this program can lead directly to national level competitions, maybe even the Olympics.
Transportation to the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) and athlete pick up from the UOP after sliding will need to be done by parents. For students attending Ecker Hill Middle School transportation to and from the UOP is provided. All athletes (students) need to be at the UOP by 2:00 PM. They will slide from 2:30-4:00 and be available for pick up at 4:00 PM. Parents are gladly invited to stay and watch.
Dates: October 30, November 6, and November 13
Arrive UOP 2:00 PM
Slide 2:30-4:00 PM
Available for pick up 4:00 PM
$100, includes all equipment, coaching, track fees, and membership to USA Luge.
For questions or to get a registration packet call Jon Owen at the USA Luge Park City office, 435-647-3800 or email email@example.com. Registration deadline is October 16th.