Luge World Cup returns to Park City Dec. 16-17

PARK CITY, Utah — Luge World Cup action returns to the U.S. for the first time since 2019 on December 16, 17 at the Utah Olympic Park. Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup was in Park City last week, and now it’s time for Luge.

The event is free for spectators and will offer hot chocolate, food trucks, and a beer garden available in the ‘lower loop’ of the track.

International Luge Federation (FIL) Event Schedule:

Friday, December 16

  • 2:00 pm | Men’s & Women’s Doubles Run 1
  • 3:30 pm | Men’s & Women’s Doubles Run 2
  • 5:10 pm | Men’s Singles Run 1
  • 6:35 pm | Men’s Singles Run 2

Saturday, December 17

  • 11:00 am | Women’s Singles Run 1
  • 12:25 pm | Women’s Singles Run 2

Veteran USA Luge singles sliders Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney teamed up this season to race doubles luge. They hit a track record last weekend in Whistler, Canada, on their first run before it was taken away by the Italian team. Britcher, from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and Sweeney, from Lake Placid, New York, sat in second place, but dropped to fourth place after trouble at the bottom portion during their second heat.

“I wish we could’ve put together a cleaner run, but that’s racing,” said Britcher in a statement. “It’s good to know the speed is there and I’m excited to move on and get on the ice in Park City.”

Sweeny took silver at the season opener in Austria.

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