Luge youth program Whistler Sliding Centre

Seasonal Novice Luge Program

Children and youth that want to pick up luge as a weekly activity can sign up for the Novice Program! Dryland training runs in September and October, on-ice training from November 2020 to March 2021. Participants can train one to three times per week. Consistent coaching support ensures progression and skill development (read more about our coaches here).

General Program Info
Who Children and youth ages 8+, no previous experience needed
  • September 2021 to March 2022:
    • On-ice luge training and coordination development
    • Options to be on ice 1, 2 or 3 times a week
  • Off-ice months:
    • Pre-season dryland training in preparation to the sliding season is offered in September & October (included in program price).
    • Multi-sport camps and dryland training are offered throughout the summer months.
    • Athletes are encouraged to participate in as many other sports as possible to develop overall athletic ability.

Price for 2020/21, tbc for winter 2021/22:

  • 1 session/week (plus pre-season dryland):  $615 +GST/ season
  • 2-3 sessions/week (plus pre-season dryland): $1,025 +GST/ season

Cost includes on-ice training and pre-season dryland (September/October), as well as use of a luge sled. Novice/beginner athletes must bring their own properly adjusted snow sport helmet.

Later program start is possible (pro-rated). Race fees & travel costs not included in program fees.

Race Schedule

(subject to change)

Sample calendar for 2020/21, tbc for winter 2021/22:

  • BCLA BC Cup #1 (December 11-12, 2020)
  • BCLA BC Cup #2 (January 8-9, 2021)
  • BCLA BC Cup #3 (February 12-13, 2021)
  • Youth and Junior Canadian Nationals (March 6-7, 2021)
  • BCLA BC Provincial Championships (March 12-13, 2021)
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 programs will start in fall 2021.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2