FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

USA Luge visits Appleton to recruit future generation of talent

Local News

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — The annual USA Luge slider search slid its way to Appleton today.

Both Olympic athletes and coaches were on hand to teach local kids the basics of the sport today.

Children from ages nine to thirteen were introduced to the sport and taught the techniques of riding a luge sled.

And even though it is a winter sport, they still often train in the summertime.

“The sleds were using today are actual winter sleds, just outfitted with roller skate wheels, so they’ll be a little bit better moving down the hill like this but this is exactly the same training our current national team athletes do in the summertime,” says Development Coach Aidan Kelly.

Top participants from this nationwide tour will be considered for the USA Luge Junior Development team.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Phoenix complete sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne

Freedom boys take control of NEC top spot, Seymour stays in Bay race

Green Bay Nation: NFC Championship Picks

Green Bay Nation: NFC Championship Challenge or No Challenge

Green Bay Nation: NFC Championship Top 5 Tweets

Green Bay Nation: Running the rock, Packers pass rush, and winter