Overview

Get ready for the highly anticipated opening of the EBERSPÄCHER World Cup Luge Season at Mt Van Hoevenberg on December 8-9. As Lake Placid proudly hosts the first of nine FIL tour stops, including the World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, don’t miss your opportunity to join the crowd and experience the thrill of World Cup Luge, the fastest sport on ice. For the first time since 2019, be part of the crowd as elite athletes tackle one of the world’s most technical tracks. Immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere as USA Luge hometown heroes and sliders from around the globe start their season in pursuit of World Cup victory. Celebrate the spirit of competition, soak in the region’s stunning beauty, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Friday Live Saturday Live

*This event is part of your Olympic Sites Passport and perks as a SKI3 and Mt Van Hoevenberg Season Pass holder.

 

Schedule

Thursday, Dec 7 

  • 10:00 | Nation Cup
  • 10 minutes after last run |Awards | Finish Deck

Friday, Dec 8 | World Cup Luge | Doubles

  • 9:03am-9:40am | Doubles Men | 1st Run
  • 9:40am-10:15am | Doubles Women | 1st Run
  • 10:47am-11:30am | Doubles Men | 2nd Run
  • 11:30am-12:15pm |Doubles Women | 2nd Run
  • 15:45pm – 16:00pm | Awards | MVH Awards Plaza

Friday, Dec 8 | World Cup Luge | Men

  • 12:43pm–13:40pm | Men | 1st Run
  • 14:12pm – 15:15pm | Men | 2nd Run
  • 15:45pm – 16:00pm | Awards | MVH Awards Plaza

Saturday, Dec 9 | World Cup Luge | Women

  • 9:30 – 10:25 | Women | 1st Run
  • 10:50 – 11:50 | Women | 2nd Run
  • 11:50 | Women Winners Celebration | Finish Deck
  • 15:05 | Awards | MVH Awards Plaza

Saturday, Dec 9 | World Cup Luge | Sprint

  • 12:15 – 12:45 | Men
  • 12:45| Men Winners Celebration | Finish Deck
  • 13:00 – 13:30 | Doubles Women
  • 13:30| Doubles Women Winners Celebration | Finish Deck
  • 13:30 – 14:00 | Doubles Men
  • 12:45| Doubles Men Winners Celebration | Finish Deck
  • 14:00 – 14:30 | Women
  • 14:30| Women Winners Celebration | Finish Deck
  • 15:00 | Awards | MVH Awards Plaza

Athletes To Watch

Chris Mazdzer

Position: Singles
Sport: Luge
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 210 lbs
DOB: 6/26/1988
Hometown: Salt Lake City, N.Y.
High School: National Sports Academy (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
College: DeVry University
Coach(es): Kaspars Dumpis, Bengt Walden (sabbatical), Lubomir Mick
Olympic Experience
2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
World Championship Experience
2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
Other Career Highlights
2018 Olympic silver medalist at XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (a USA first in men’s singles)
10 Individual World Cup medals including 4 gold
8-time Norton National Champion
Ranked 3rd overall in the 2015-16 World Cup season (tied for US best ever)
FIL Athletes` Representative/FIL Executive Board Member
Personal: 2018 Dancing With The Stars contestant with pro dancer Witney Carson; Advanced to third of four rounds in the season


Emily Sweeney

Sport: Luge
Height: 5’5″
DOB: 3/16/1993
Birthplace: Portland, Maine
Hometown: Suffield, Conn.
Coach(es): Kaspars Dumpis, Bengt Walden (sabbatical), Lubomir Mick
Olympic Experience
2018, 2022
World Championship Experience
2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, (2013 Junior World Champion)
Other Career Highlights
2013 Junior World Champion
1 World Cup gold medal
5 World Cup silver medals
1 World Cup bronze medal
Personal: Emily is a member of the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program…Emily enjoys playing lacrosse…Emily loves to sing along to Taylor Swift songs