Mother Nature Forces Schedule Changes to Viessmann Luge World Cup and Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW
Canadian Luge Association —Training pushed back until December 9, all races to be held December 10—
WHISTLER, B.C.—A heavy snowstorm rolling through the Canadian prairies has held up trucks transporting athlete sleds from Lake Placid, NY to Whistler, B.C. for the 2016 Viessmann Luge World Cup and Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW.
With the transports currently waiting in Manitoba for the winter storm to pass, race officials will now hold one day of official training for all nations, Friday, December 9. All four official races – women’s singles, doubles, men’s singles and the Viessmann Team Relay World Cup, presented by BMW – will be held on Saturday, December 10.
The Canadian team will be on the ice at the Whistler Sliding Centre, Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Viessmann Luge World Cup: (all times PST)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Canadian Team Training
9 a.m. – Women’s Race
11:40 a.m. – Doubles Race
3 p.m. – Men’s Race
6:40 p.m. – Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW
Tickets already purchased for Friday, December 9, will also be valid for Saturday, December 10. Tickets for the Whistler event can be purchased for $10 now at www.whistler.com, by calling 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853), or in person at Guest Services at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Children 12 and under are free
Whistler Media Accreditation:
ALL media must RSVP to Chris Dornan at email@example.com in advance of the event
to receive media credentials for the World Cup. Media can pick up
accreditation at Guest Services at the venue.
Limited parking will be made available for media in Lot 7 and 8. Media may also gain free
access to the venue via the Excalibur Gondola.
For complete event information, please visit www.luge.ca/wc2016 or
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
World Cup Accreditation/Canadian Team Requests
Media and Public Relations
Canadian Luge Association