Luge youth program Whistler Sliding Centre

Seasonal Novice Luge Program

Children and youth can enroll in the Seasonal Novice Luge Program if they want to start luge as a weekly activity! Each week, participants can train on-ice one to three times. Advancement and skill development are ensured by consistent coaching support. The coaches not only teach technique, cooperation and sportsmanship to the young athletes, but they also educate them about luge as a whole (read more about our coaches here).

General Program Info
Who Children and youth ages 10-14, no previous experience needed

On-ice luge training & coordination development:

  • Mid-November 2023 to Mid-March 2024
  • Options to be on ice one to three times a week
  • Three training sessions per week to choose from (Thursday, Saturday afternoons or Sundays)
  • On-ice luge times may vary slightly, anticipated core hours: Evening sessions 5:00pm to 8:30pm, Saturday mornings 10:00am to 1:30pm (session times subject to change)
Training Fees*

Seasonal Program:

  • 1 session/week: $700
  • 2 sessions/week: $1,300
  • 3 sessions/week: $1,800
  • Optional summer training blocks (May to July and August to October): $900 each

Cost includes the use of a luge sled, sliding sessions and dryland training during the season. Novice/beginner athletes must bring their own properly adjusted snow sport helmet.

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

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)

  • BC Cup #1: November 25, 2023
  • BC Cup #2: January 27, 2024
  • BC Cup #3: February 24, 2024
  • BC Championships: March 9, 2024
  • Canadian Youth Championships: March 27, 2024
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 Information

For any questions, please contact us by email. Registration for the program will open soon, sliding will start in November 2023.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2