27 Nov 2018
November 27, 2018

Luge World Cup in Whistler this Weekend!

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Luge World CupThis weekend, the Luge World Cup will come to the Whistler Sliding Centre, with races on Friday (night) and Saturday (daytime). There’s also food trucks, beer & Glühwein/mulled wine stand, a DJ and fireworks (Friday Night) and much more!

The German athletes are among the most successful lugers – at last week’s World Cup in Innsbruck, they achieved five podium finishes!

The Whistler Sliding Centre and the event organizer are not-for-profit organizations, and all ticket money ($10/person/day) goes towards building future luge athletes!

We’d love to see lots of Germans (and of course others!) up here, bring flags & cowbells 🙂

Here is a link you can share which has all event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483798678767283/

Besten Dank, und viele Grüße aus Whistler!

Race Information

German Athletes arrived today!

Tatjana Huefner on the very left, she’s won the Olympic gold in Whistler in 2010!

The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Whistler, November 30 – December 1, 2018 for the Viessmann Luge World Cup and Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW.

The Whistler Sliding Centre will play host to the second stop on the World Cup luge circuit as more than 100 athletes representing more than 20 countries will blast down the Olympic Track at speeds up to 130 km/h in men and women singles, doubles and team relay races.

Come Cheer on Canada! And Germany! And Switzerland! And Austria!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Doubles
2:00 pm First Run
3:20 pm Second Run

Men
4:40 pm First Run
6:15 pm Second Run

Awards

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Women
9:40 am First Run
11:05 am Second Run

Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW
1:00 pm Team Relay

Awards

Other activities include:  Food Trucks, Beer Stand, DJ Foxy Moron, Fireworks (Friday night), Cheese!Box Photo Booth, Mountain Fairies, BC Luge Fundraising Puck Drop

Luge Track at Whistler Sliding Centre – 4910 Glacier Lane

***Access the Whistler Sliding Centre via the Excalibur Gondola – mid-station***

Tickets

Friday, November 30 – $10 (13 years+), Free (12 & Under)

Saturday, December 1 – $10 (13 years+), Free (12 & Under)

Tickets are available in advance on the Whistler Sliding Centre web site.  Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Travel & Lodging

Car Rentals:

Enterprise Rent A Car | Booking Code – 5CALUGE

​Driving Force | Booking Code – LUGE2018

Accommodation:

Need help with accommodation?

The Whistler.com Group Sales team are on stand-by to assist you in securing team accommodation and transfers at the very best rates. For a personalized and comprehensive proposal, call the team today on 1.604.966.3215 or send an email to groups@whistler.com.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Friends and Family Rate
Click the link above to make your reservation or call the In House Reservations Department at 1-800-606-8244 to make your reservation – quote Luge Canada Friends & Family group code 1118LUGE in order to receive the group rates.

Volunteer

The Race Organizing Committee is seeking volunteers to fill various positions on November 30 and December 1, 2018

  • VIP Host / Check-In
  • Access Control
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Spectator Services

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Katelyn Jobson, kjopson@whistlersportlegacies.com

Officials are also being recruited for all positions for training and race days (November 28 – December 1, 2018).  Please contact Zan Aycock at zaycock@shaw.ca for more information.

Results

Results at:
www.fil-luge.org

www.luge.ca/en/news/senior/

A live stream of the competition can be found at www.cbc.ca.

Contact Us

Luge Canada
250, 149 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 6B7
Canada

events@luge.

30 Nov 2017
November 30, 2017

Who will be Competing at Whistler?

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Andreas Wank - GermanyANDREAS WANK: GERMANY

Andreas Wank is the most successful Olympic athlete to compete in the Callaghan Valley since the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010. With a silver in the team event on the large hill here in 2010 and a gold in Sochi he is undoubtedly a top competitor. Wank’s list of accolades extends to two FIS World Championship team silvers and two individual World Cup podiums.  See more here:  http://www.fis-ski.com/ski-jumping/athletes/athlete=wank-andreas-72592/index.html

Klemens MurankaKLEMENS MURANKA: Poland

With 8 Continental Cup wins over the last few seasons, Muranka is a serious contender to win this year at Whistler. Muranka has also found success at the elite level with 2 World Cup team podiums and team bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Sweden, as well as 3 World Juniors team medals, a gold and 2 silvers. See more here:  http://www.fis-ski.com/ski-jumping/news-multimedia/news/article=klemens-muranka-takes-two-wins-coc-opener.html

Tom Hilde NorwayTOM HILDE: Norway

With 3 individual World Cup wins and 15 individual podiums, Tom Hilde is a seriously decorated athlete. Hilde is one the few competitors competing at Whistler who also competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games where he won bronze in the team competition with Norway. Hilde has also won 4 World Championship silver medals and a bronze ski flying world championship medal, definitely putting him among the favourites at Whistler. See more here:  https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/athlete-biography.html?competitorid=108891&sector=JP

Men’s & Ladies FIS Cups: December 7 & 8, 2017 Men’s FIS Continental Cup: December 9 & 10, 2017

For further information, please contact:
TOM REID
PRESIDENT, SKI JUMPING CANADA
TEL: 403-669-0630
EMAIL: tomreid@skijumpingcanada.com

 

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WITH WHISTLER CONTINENTAL CUP & FIS CUP COMPETITIONS

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 – CALGARY, AB Canada will once again become the focus of the international ski jumping community when three major competitions will be held early December at Whistler Olympic Park.

From December 7-10, 2017, Whistler will host a Men’s Continental Cup as well as a Men’s FIS Cup and a Women’s FIS Cup.

©Photo Credit – Tom Reid


“This will be the biggest international ski jumping competition in Canada since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver,” says Tom Reid, president of Ski Jumping Canada. “We expect up to 15 nations to participate, bringing nearly 100 of the best young male and female ski jumpers in the world. It’s going to be tremendously exciting.” </P

Canadian participation in the events will be a factor in securing quota spots for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeonchang, Korea. “As we head into the home stretch towards Korea, it’s vital that we give our athletes every opportunity to qualify for the Games,” says Reid.

Ski Jumper

©Photo Credit – Tom Reid 

“Athletes require FIS Cup points before they can compete at the Continental Cup level. In order to qualify for the World Cup circuit, athletes must have at least one Continental Cup point,” adds Reid. “Because our Canadian athletes train so often in Whistler, they’re very familiar with the hill. This could give them the edge they need to jump well and obtain those extremely valuable points.”

The Continental Cup and FIS Cup events will utilize the legacy facilities from the 2010 Vancouver games, including the ski jumps at Whistler Olympic Park and the athletes’ village. The competitions are being partially funded by a Sport Canada hosting grant.

©Photo Credit – Tom Reid

“This is all part of a long-term effort to return World Cup competition to Canada,” adds Reid. “Our next goal is to host a Women’s World Cup at Whistler within the next year or two. Ensuring these events run smoothly will help put Canada back on the map with FIS and serve to leverage a growing interest in ski jumping in BC and Alberta. We’ve got some terrific young talent in Canada, but we can only benefit from more kids becoming involved.”

Men’s & Ladies FIS Cups: December 7 & 8, 2017 Men’s FIS Continental Cup: December 9 & 10, 2017

For further information, please contact:
TOM REID
PRESIDENT, SKI JUMPING CANADA
TEL: 403-669-0630
EMAIL: tomreid@skijumpingcanada.com

Olympic Village Whistler

©Foto: Iwona Erskine-Kellie (found on Wikipedia)

Ski Jump Flyer

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