March 23, 2019

U.S. Luge team looks for Vermont talent

USA Luge brings its annual search for the next generation of team members and Olympians to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex this weekend.

This “Slider Search” is an annual off-season recruitment program making its way across the country this summer. It is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 13 and provides an introduction to luge using wheeled sleds and coaching from national and Olympic team athletes. Top participants from the nationwide tour will be considered for the USA Luge Junior Development team.

The event runs Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

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