USBSF Partners with Ludus Tours

Feb. 04, 2009, 12:19 p.m. (ET)

Colorado Springs, CO - Bobsled and Skeleton fans heading to Vancouver next February for the Winter Games will now have tour packages available as a result of its newest partnership. The US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) has announced a sponsorship agreement with Ludus Tours. Ludus plans to create packages that cater specifically to US Bobsled and Skeleton fans in Vancouver that will include hotel accommodations, airport transfers, hospitality at the Ludus Lounge/banquet dinner as well as tour guide/concierge assistance during their stay.

"We are excited about our partnership with Ludus Tours as we prepare for†Vancouver," said Darrin Steele, CEO at the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. "We will now be able to direct our fans and supporters to Ludus with confidence knowing that they will be well taken care of for their hospitality needs."

Ludus offers a variety of hotel accommodations in Downtown Vancouver and is in the process of securing housing in nearby Whistler, the site of the Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton events, Adam Dailey, Ludus' Managing Director, said.

Dailey explained that the relationship began from the introduction to Steele from Valerie Fleming, Turin 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist. "Valerie was one of our favorite athletes to follow in Torino," Dailey said. "We really loved helping her family out with accommodations and we thought it would be great to work with USBSF on a bigger scale this time around."

Athetes will have a chance to get a sneak preview of the Whistler Sliding Center at next month's Whistler World Cup, which will take place from February 5-9, 2009. More information can be found at

About Ludus Tours

Ludus Tours organizes tours and hospitality for global sports and cultural events throughout the world. Some of these events the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Ludus focuses on individual sports fans as well as various corporate clients and international sports federations, including USA Luge. They are not affiliated with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) or the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC). For additional information on Ludus Tours, visit

About the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation

The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, based in Lake Placid, NY, is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit the USBSF website at


Kim Kohler, Director of Communications

Ludus Tours