The “Luge Slider Search” was even teaching kids how to do it on the streets of Burlington today.
There’s no ice yet, so they practiced with their boards on wheels instead of skates! "I think it is a lot of fun," one kid said on Locust Street.
"There is not as many opportunities for kids to try luge. So the USA luge slider search travels throughout the country, and they’re looking for new talent," Cynthea Wight Hausman said, who is the local luge coordinator. She actually used to be on the women’s Olympic luge team! She now lives in Burlington and owns Cynthea’s Spa on Church Street.
"Well I was pretty nervous about the ramp and then pretty nervous about stopping," another brave kid said!
"You know I think it’s a win win. It’s great for Burlington and it’s great for the US luge team because we get an opportunity from our side to get out here and introduce local kids to the art of luge," Anders Klinkenberg said, who is a first time luger.
"Their smiles say it all; these kids are having a blast," Fred Zomny said, who is the Team USA luge recruiter.