Luge is coming to Whistler once more.
On Dec. 9 and 10, the Whistler Sliding Centre (WSC) is set to host the latest stop on the International Luge Federation (FIL) Luge World Cup and Team Relay World Cup circuit. One hundred world-class athletes will be representing 20 countries in action this weekend, including Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless of Whistler and Trinity Ellis of Pemberton.
All three know Whistler's track extremely well, and have found success on it. Nash and Corless won the doubles event at the 2020 Youth Canadian Championships in town, and Nash also placed second in singles that week. Meanwhile, Ellis finished 14th this February at her first Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
WSC will be open Wednesday and Thursday for athlete training sessions ahead of the official races on Friday and Saturday. Spectating training is free, while a $10 entry fee will be charged on race days for guests aged 13 and up. A concession stand selling food and beverages will also be open on race days.
To reach the track, guests can ake the free No. 7 BC Transit bus to Blackcomb staff housing, or the Excalibur Gondola (free for pedestrians without ski gear) to mid-station, and walk about 10 minutes to the venue from there. Limited parking is available in Whistler Blackcomb lots 7 and 8 across from the venue.
Visit the Whistler Sliding Centre's website for more information.