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 October/November, on-ice training from November to March. Participants can train one to four 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 8-14, no previous experience needed

The program consists of two components (included in price):

Dryland Training:
  • October 4 to November 10, 2021
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm
  • Sessions involve fitness and/or roller luge training
On-ice luge training & coordination development
  • November 17, 2021 to March 26, 2022
  • Options to be on ice one to four times a week
  • Five training sessions per week to choose from (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, Saturday mornings)
  • On-ice luge times may vary slightly, anticipated core hours:
    • Evening sessions 4:30pm check-in & 5:30-7:00pm on ice OR 5:00pm check-in & 6:00–8:00pm on ice
    • Saturday mornings: 9:00am check-in and 10:00-11:30am on-ice

Seasonal training fees:

  • 1 session/week: $675 
  • 2-3 sessions/week: $1,125
  • 4 sessions/week: $1,500
  • All luge athletes must be current members of the BC Luge Association (at additional cost, paid directly to BCLA)

Cost includes on-ice training and pre-season dryland (October/November), 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)

  • BC Cup #1: December 16-17, 2021
  • BC Cup #2: January 13-14, 2022
  • BC Cup #3: February 11-12, 2022
  • BC Championships: March 18-19. 2022
  • Youth Canadian Championships: TBA

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