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 2017-2018 (coming soon)

Officials Courses for 2018-2019
National Officials Course - November 2-4, 2018 - Park City, UT
Rules Refresher Official's Course - November 3, 2018 -  Park City, UT
National Officials Course - October 26 - 28, 2018 - Lake Placid, NY
Rules Refresher Course - October 27, 2018 - Lake Placid, NY
National Officials Course or Refresher - TBD - Negaunee/Marquette, MI
National Officials Course or Refresher - TBD - Muskegon, MI 

National Official’s Course is $25.00. FIL Judges Course is $30.00. Rules Refresher Course is FREE!

The "online" rules refresher course will be active soon and will reflect the new rule changes to the IRO 2018.  An email will go out to everyone with the link to the course as soon as we have it up and running with the new rules and edits.   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".

2018 is a year for rule changes and edits. 2020 will be a year for rule changes and edits.   If you did not take a Refresher Course or the National Course last year (2017), you must take the Refresher this year (2018 to hold "Active" status.

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

  

Races on US Tracks 2018-2019

Lake Placid Track
2018 Norton National Championships - October 27-28, 2018
FIL World Cup #4 - December 12 - December 16, 2018 
Empire State Winter Games - February 2, 2019 
Masters National Championships - March 17, 2019
Norton National Spring Seeding Races - TBD
 

 Park City Track
FIL Junior World Cup #1 & #2 - Dec. 1 - 4, 2018 Official Training and December 5 - 8, 2018 JWC 1 & 2
Ice Engineers Open - January 26, 2019  6:30p-8:30p
Wasatch Luge Club Founders Cup - 6:30p-8:30p
Norton 2019 Youth National Seeding & Championships - March 2-3, 2019
Norton 2019 Junior National Seeding & Championships - March 9-10, 2019

 

To sign up to work a race, you can contact beverly@usaluge.org. 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 2018 IRO (AT) & Natural Track Rules & Regulations FIL 2016 IRO (NT):    These IRO's are being re-published to 2018 updates.

Online 2018 Rules Refresher Course coming soon !  The link will be here.

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: john@jmowry.com
 Peggy Mousaw - Lake Placid Track Representative:
Jay Edmunds - Park City Track Representative:
Dawn McGladdery - Negaunee Natural Track Representative:
Gigi Jenkins: gigiluge@yahoo.com
Pete Gillwald: peteg@landsolutionspc.biz
Emily Sweeney - Athlete Representative
Taylor Morris - Athlete Representative
Beverly Detwiler - Staff Liaison: beverly@usaluge.org