'Be a Slider' at Luge Fantasy Camp
Forget playing "pitch and catch" at your favorite team's baseball fantasy camp, the most interesting fantasy camp of 2018 will take place on a luge in Lake Placid, NY.
Watching the Winter Olympics? Want to give one of the unique sports we usually only see every four years a try?
Experience what it takes to be a luge athlete from USA Luge coaches and athletes taking part in the winter events in Pyeonchang. It's the 3-day USA Luge Fantasy Camp at the USA Luge's home in Lake Placid, NY from April 6 – 8, 2018.
A part of the Games since 1964, luge consists of athletes sliding down a track of ice on sleds, feet first, at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. In addition to five medals at the Games, USA Luge athletes, referred to as 'sliders,' have won almost 600 elite level and junior international medals since 1994, and even one in Pyeonchang, making the organization one of the most decorated National Governing Bodies in the United States. The nation's two foremost slider experts, White Castle and USA Luge, announced a two-year partnership in April 2017, making White Castle the first and only restaurant brand in the United States to become an official partner of USA Luge and title sponsor of the off-season recruitment program, the White Castle USA Luge Slider Search. For more information, please visit http://www.teamusa.org/usa-luge/slider-search. Named by AOL as one of America's Top 11 Fantasy Camp Experiences! The USA Luge Fantasy Camp offers its participants an opportunity to experience the thrill of being a world class luge athlete. The coaching staff, made up of Olympic and World Cup medal winners, offers its expertise to help fully experience the sport of luge with an emphasis on fun and safety. The camps provide businesses with a one-of-a-kind opportunity for corporate outings, team building, thanking top employees or rewarding loyal customers.
It is also a great chance for the individual interested in experiencing the thrill of a lifetime to support the athletes and programs of USA Luge. As this is a fundraising activity for USA Luge (a non-profit organization), a portion of the registration fee will be tax deductible.
Highlights: Two to three days of on ice training. Housing at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid Instruction includes proper start, steering and racing techniques. A strong emphasis is placed on safety. Video review of each sliding session with coaching staff. One year membership to the United States Luge Association. A professionally run team building seminar for corporate clientele. A farewell banquet with a fun video review of the camp.