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Canadian Luge Association – Whistler, BC: The fastest athletes on ice are back for their Luge World Cup at the Whistler Sliding Centre! December 9 & 10 will see the world’s best luge athletes from 20 countries, including Whistler’s youngsters Reid Watts, Adam Shippit and Matt Riddle who will give their World Cup debut on their home track. Races will be held for Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles, Doubles and the Team Relay World Cup.


Race Schedule:

Friday, December 9                         3:00 pm                Doubles Race, Run 1

                                                                4:20 pm                Doubles Race, Run 2

5:40 pm                Women’s Race, Run 1

7:00 pm                Women’s Race, Run 2

Saturday, December 10                 3:00 pm                Men’s Race, Run 1

                                                                4:35 pm                Men’s Race, Run 2

6:40 pm                Team Relay World Cup


Event Tickets:

Ticket cost is $10/person (incl. tax), Children 12 and under are free.
Proceeds from ticket sales go towards sliding sports. Tickets are available:


On-Site Services December 9 & 10:

  • Fully Licensed Spectator Area in the Lower Loop:
    • Mulled wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and smokies/brats by Gibbons
    • Snowline Catering (veggie & chicken curry)
  • Retail: Buy a Whistler Sliding Centre bell at Guest Services to make some noise!



130 athletes from 20 countries competing:

  • 34 Women’s sleds from 15 nations: ARG, AUS, AUT, CAN, CRO, CZE, GER, ITA, LAT, NOR, POL, RUS, TUR, UKR, USA
  • 48 Men’s sleds from 18 nations: ARG, AUS, AUT, CAN, CZE, GBR, GER, ITA, LAT, NOR, POL, RUS, SLO, SVK, SWE, TPE, UKR, USA
  • 24 Doubles sleds from 12 nations: AUT, CAN, CZE, GBR, GER, ITA, LAT, POL, RUS, SVK, UKR, USA


Local Participants:

Three young athletes that learned to slide at the Whistler Sliding Centre will be competing:

  • Reid Watts (17 years old), Men’s Singles.
  • Adam Shippit (17 years old) & Matt Riddle (18 years old), Doubles.


How to get to the Whistler Sliding Centre:

The Whistler Sliding Centre is located at 4910 Glacier Lane, across the street from Lot 8.

  • The Excalibur Gondola will be open from 8:30am-9:00pm. No ticket is required to get on the Gondola as long as you are not dressed for skiing or snowboarding / are not carrying skis or snowboards (similar to access to the Tube Park).
  • Parking is available in lots 1-5 in the Village with access on the gondola. Parking is also available in lots 6, 7 and 8 (within walking distance to the Whistler Sliding Centre).
  • Public Transit: BC Transit bus system to Staff Housing (route 7), followed by a short walk to the venue. Timetables/fares available on www.bctransit.com.


Results will be available on the FIL website: www.fil-luge.org

Livestream provided by CBC on race days: www.cbc.ca/sports



About the Whistler Sliding Centre

The Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) is operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to grow sport at three venues: Whistler Olympic Park, the Whistler Sliding Centre, and the Whistler Athletes’ Centre.  The WSC was the site of the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and today is a training and competition venue for sliding sport athletes of all levels. For more information, visit whistlerslidingcentre.com.

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Media Contact Whistler Sliding Centre:

Silke Jeltsch

Communications Specialist, Whistler Sport Legacies

Office:  604-964-0054

Mobile:  604-906-0588




Media Contact World Cup Event/Accreditation Requests:

Chris Dornan

Media and Public Relations, Canadian Luge Association

Phone: 403-620-8731