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.

Here are my selections: (photos below)

  1. Vancouver Alpen Club – 4875 Victoria Drive (all games) – Original German Haus
  2. Manchester Pub – 1941 W Broadway (all games) – The Official German House
  3. Blenheim Pub – 3293 West 4th Avenue (Saturday, June 23, 2018) (Brand new location)
  4. The Pint Vancouver – 455 Abbott Street (mainly Germany, Brazil & Mexico) – has two floors
  5. Red Card Sports Bar – 560 Smithe Street (all games) – German Language Meetup Group uses this venue

Germany in the FIFA World Cup

Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea

Matchday 1 – Sunday, June 17, 2018 8 am – Mexico

Matchday 2 – Saturday, June 23, 2018 11 am – Sweden

Matchday 3 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7 am – South Korea

What About the Swiss?

Group E with Brazil, Serbia & Costa Rica

Matchday 1 – Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11 am – Brazil

Matchday 2 – Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11 am – Serbia

Matchday 3 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11 am – Costa Rica

Other Places Around Vancouver

The American, 926 Main Street (Fr+Sa from 8 am, So-Th from 10 am)
Phat Sports Lounge Yaletown, 1055 Mainland Street (starting 8 am)
 secondflooreaterybar 808 Bute Street (1st/2nd game, maybe 3rd)
Cinema Public House, 901 Granville Street (1st, otherwise from 11 am)
Colony Bar, 3255 W Broadway (from 11 am, knockout round from 7 am)
Kamei Baru, 990 Smithe Street (from 11 am)
 The Charles Bar, 136 W Cordova Street (from 11 am)
 One Under, 476 Granville Street (from 11 am)
BC Kitchen, 39 Smithe Street (from 11 am, earlier if there’s an audience)
 Shark Club, 180 W Georgia Street (from 11 am)
 Timber – 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver

The Blenheim Pub + German flag

Soccer + Alpen Club

Vancouver Alpen Club

Manchester Pub

The Manchester Pub

The Pint downtown

The Pint

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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