Luge athlete pushing off from start, Whistler Sliding Centre

Development Luge Program

The Development Luge Program is open for children/youth ages 13 and older that want to progress in the sport of luge and are working towards moving up into the Canadian Luge Association’s NextGen group.

This full-year program includes two to five days of dryland training during the off-season and up to six on-ice training sessions per week throughout the winter (learn more about our coaches here). Athletes who are new to the program or are in their first year can enroll without having to commit to summer training.

General Program Info
Who Children/youth (ages 13 +) that want to progress in the sport of luge, no previous experience needed

Full-year program:

  • May to October: Summer training/off-ice (wheeled luge, dryland and flat ice start training)
  • November to March: On-ice luge training and races
Training Fees*

Full-Time program:

  • $5,000 (includes 5-6 sessions/week on-ice training and summer training)

Seasonal/on-ice only:

  • 3 sessions/week: $1,800 (no summer training)
  • 5-6 sessions/week: $2,700 (no summer training)

Luge-specific equipment (helmet, visors, suits, shoes, and gloves) are available for purchase.

Cost includes all training sessions and coaching, as well as the use of a luge sled.

Later program start is possible (pro-rated).

Race fees & travel costs are not included in program fees.

*All fees and payments can be adjusted to your needs.

Race Schedule

(subject to change)

  • National Team Race Series (select athletes)
  • BC Cup #1: November 25, 2023
  • BC Cup #2: January 27, 2024
  • BC Cup #3: February 24, 2024
  • BC Championships: March 9, 2024
  • Junior Canadian Championships: March 15, 2024
  • Canadian Youth Championships: March 27, 2023
BC Luge Association Membership

All luge athletes must be current members of the BC Luge Association (membership $30/year; memberships available at program sign-up).

Registration & More Info

Program registration for 2023/24 is now open!

Contact us by email or phone at 604-964-0044 for any further questions and to register. Siding will start in November 2023.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2