World Cup and World Championships schedules announced for National and Junior Teams

By Sandy Caligiore | April 15, 2019, 3:40 p.m. (ET)

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - At the conclusion of last weekend’s International Luge Federation (FIL) Commission meetings in St. Leonhard, Austria, near Salzburg, the 2019-2020 Viessmann World Cup schedule was officially announced.

The season will feature nine World Cup events, including Thanksgiving weekend races in Lake Placid, with first day (Saturday) coverage on NBC Television. The annual luge World Championships will take place at Sochi, Russia, the 2014 Olympic site.

The 2019 – 2020 World Cup schedule is as follows:

  • Nov. 23 - 24 / Innsbruck-Igls, Austria
  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 / Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Dec. 13 – 14 / Whistler, B.C., Canada
  • Jan. 11 – 12 / Altenberg, Germany
  • Jan. 18 – 19 / Lillehammer, Norway
  • Jan. 25 – 26 / Sigulda, Latvia
  • Feb. 1 – 2 / Oberhof, Germany
  • Feb. 22 – 23 / Winterberg, Germany
  • Feb. 29 – March 1 / Koenigssee, Germany

2020 World Championships:
Feb. 14 – 16 / Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, where Erin Hamlin captured USA Luge’s first Olympic singles medal in 2014

The 2019-20 Junior World Cup schedule will be finalized by the FIL later this month. Also, the 2022 Olympic track in Beijing will be homologated (certified) March 9 – 15 with select athletes to be determined at a later date.


Park City included as FIL announces international youth and junior luge schedules

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The International Luge Federation (FIL) has announced the 2019-2020 international racing schedule for Youth A athletes and Juniors, with the campaign opening once again in Park City, Utah, site of the 2002 Olympic Games, and a venue for a potential 2030 Utah Olympic bid. Park City also hosted last season’s opener.

The highlights of the new season will be the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne/St. Moritz, Switzerland, and the Junior World Championships to conclude the year in Oberhof, Germany.

Youth A and Junior World Cup schedules:

  • Nov. 21-22 / Park City, Utah (Youth A and Juniors)
  • Nov. 28-Dec.1 / Innsbruck-Igls, Austria, double World Cup (Youth A only)
  • Dec. 4-7 / Koenigssee, Germany (Youth A and Juniors)
  • Dec. 12-15 / Altenberg, Germany (Youth A and Juniors)
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 2 / Winterberg, Germany (Youth A and Juniors)

The above schedule could be subject to change.

2020 Youth Olympic Games:
Jan. 9-20 / While the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will center around the IOC’s home in Lausanne, Switzerland, the luge events will take place on the natural, handcrafted track in St. Moritz, some 300 miles to the east. Ice is removed from nearby Lake St. Moritz and delivered to the track which, at its full length, begins in the tony Swiss resort and concludes in nearby Celerina. The ice is put into place and shaped by hand. The course measures over one mile in length, with approximately two-thirds of it to be used for the YOG.

2020 Junior World Championships:
Feb. 17-22 / Oberhof, Germany. The official race week will be preceded by an International Training Week in Oberhof from Feb. 11-16.