Free Community Skate Night and Luge Demo


Posted: January 4, 2017

On January 6, 2017 enjoy free ice skating at The Worcester Common Oval and a demonstration by the U.S. Luge team and former Olympic athletes. Get a chance to meet the team on the plaza overlooking the Oval!

In celebration of the U.S. Luge Team’s nine medal winning season, a free community skate night at The Worcester Common Oval is sponsored hosted by Saint-Gobain of Worcester. 

Admission to skate is free. Bring your own skates, or rent for $3 with a $25 refundable skate deposit. 

Members of the U.S. Luge Team will be at the Worcester Common Oval for a luge demonstration and exhibition. Former Olympic luge athletes, including 1998 Olympic Luge Doubles Silver Medalist Gordy Sheer will be joining the team.

“We hope the community will take advantage of the free admission to enjoy a night of skating with their families while learning more about the sport of luge.” said Bradley H. Johnson, Vice President, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America.

Schedule for the Evening:

- 5 to 5:45 p.m. - Public skate

- 6 to 6:15 p.m. - Luge demonstration/exhibition

- 6:15 to 8 p.m. - Public Skate resumes & meet the U.S. Luge team on the plaza overlooking the Oval

Details:

Date: January 6, 2017 from 5 PM - 8 PM

Location: Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street, behind Worcester City Hall.

Cost: FREE admission. BYO skates or rent for $3 with a $25 refundable skate deposit. 


Norton Luge Challenge Jan. 7

Please also join us for the Norton Luge Challenge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area this Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8. Learn the basics of accelerating, steering, and stopping; take practice runs on a recreational version of a luge sled down a track with curves and timing equipment and meet USA Luge Olympians, international medalists and coaches. The Luge experience is open to adults and children (age 10 & older).

 

 

 

REGION
Worcester
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Worcester