USA Luge

Resources for Officials

News & Notes - Welcome to the Race Officials Page

Here you can register for officials courses, sign up for races, indicate leadership positions desired, and also find information.

The link to the updated Officials Stats for the 2016-2017 Season!  Click Here

List of officials having reached 5 Year Markers for volunteering to officiate at races and to be recognized on the Sam Venezia Hall of Fame plaque which is on display at our main offices.  2016-2017 Season is currently posted.  Note:  Currently being edited for 2017-2019 (coming soon)

Officials Courses for 2021-2022
National Officials Course - Date TBD - Lake Placid, NY
Rules Refresher Official's Course - Date TBD -  Lake Placid, NY (possibly via a webinar)
National Officials Course - Date TBD - Park City, UT
Rules Refresher Course - Date TBD - Park City, UT  (possibly via a webinar)
National Officials Course & Refresher - Date TBD - Negaunee/Marquette, MI

National Official’s Course is $25.00. FIL Judges Course is $25.00. Rules Refresher Course is FREE!

The "online" rules refresher course is active and reflects the rule changes to the IRO 2018.  This is being updated for the 2020 version. Please contact Beverly for the invite email/link to take the course online.   Although the "online" is not as effective as in person, it may help with those people who might be unable to travel.

You must attend or take the "Online" Refresher Course every two years to stay "Active".  This year due to Covid-19, we will be scheduling a webinar to hold the course in person (via web)

2020 is a year for rule changes and edits.   If you did not take a Refresher Course or the National Course last year (2019), you must take the Refresher this year (2021) to hold "Active" status.

For more information or to register for a course, please contact, or download, print, complete and mail or fax the Course Registration form to register.


Races on US Tracks 2019-2020

Lake Placid Track
2019 Norton National Championships - November 2 - 3, 2019
FIL World Cup #2 - November 27 - December 1, 2019 
Empire State Winter Games - February 1 - 2, 2020 
Youth National Championships - Februrary 29 - March 1, 2020
Junior National Championships - March 7 - 8, 2020
Masters' National Championships - April 4 (but trying to change to April 5)

 Park City Track
FIL Junior World Cup #1 -  November 16-17, 2019 Official Training.     November 18 - 22, 2019  JWC 1
Ice Engineers Open - January 25, 2020  10:00a
Wasatch Luge Club Founders Cup - February 22, 2020   10:00a

To sign up to work a race, you can contact Please list name of the race, dates you can work, and position you would like to work. If you don't indicate a specific position to work, you will be assigned to whatever position is needed. You may also print out the form and mail or fax to Beverly's attention.

Current Rules & Regulations: FIL 2020 IRO (AT) & Natural Track Rules & Regulations FIL 2018 IRO (NT):    These IRO rule booklets will be available at USLA Headquarters soon.  Let Beverly know if you want me to mail you one.

Online 2019-2020  Rules Refresher Course is available.  Contact Beverly for the Invitation email/Link.

Race Committee

Sets policies for race administration, review equipment needs, maintain a consistency at the three tracks, compile rules for National Races based on the FIL-IRO that need modifications, set training schedules for official's education, discuss and resolve problems that officials and athletes are experiencing at races, and more. Goal that races are run with quality administration, equipment and officials, with fairness for all athletes the priority.

John Mowry - Chairperson:
Peggy Mousaw - Lake Placid Track Representative:
Pete Gillwald - Park City Track Representative:
Elmer Rinehart - Negaunee Natural Track Representative:
Gigi Jenkins: At Large
Jay Edmunds: At Large
Emily Sweeney - Athlete Representative
Taylor Morris - Athlete Representative
Beverly Detwiler - Staff Liaison:
Ken Yonemura - BOD Liaison: