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Posted on: May 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] U.S. Luge Tryouts Return to Westmont June 22 & 23

Westmont, Illinois
Date Issued: May 10, 2019

The U.S. Olympic Luge Team will return to Westmont for the sixth time to conduct their Midwest search for future Luge Olympians.  Based on hospitality and the perfect hill, Westmont is the only location in the United States to host the event more than two times.

“This has been an incredible relationship between the U.S. Olympic Luge Program and the Village of Westmont,” said Westmont Communications Director Larry McIntyre, who coordinates local logistics for the tryouts.  “It’s been a lot of fun having them come to Westmont for so many years.  Westmont definitely benefits from the positive publicity generated by this event”  The “Slider Search” Luge tryouts will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, on South Cass Avenue between 55th Street and West Dallas Street.

The USA Luge Slider Search is a program that introduces the sport of luge to boys and girls ages 9-13 all across the USA.  The clinics utilize actual luge sleds equipped with wheels for summer use and participants are taught the basics of how to ride and steer a luge sled by a US National Luge Team athletes and coaches.  Last fall's regional Slider Search event brought more than 100 Olympic hopefuls from throughout the Midwest to Westmont.   

To register for the Slider Search program, please visit


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont
Communications Director/Public Information Officer

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