USA Luge is an Olympic class
member organization of the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC) and is the National Governing Body (NGB)
for the sport of luge in the United States. A
not-for-profit organization, USA Luge - the official
American representative to the International Luge
Federation (F.I.L.) - is based in Lake Placid, N.Y. with
a western office in Park City, Utah, and its natural
track operations in the Marquette/Negaunee, Mich. area.
Chartered in 1979, as a direct result of the
Congressional Amateur Sports Act of 1978, it is the
responsibility of USA Luge to recruit, prepare, train
and equip the United States National Luge Team for
international and Olympic competition, as well as
promote the growth of the sport nationwide.
Technical, marketing and administrative support are all
provided through USA Luge's offices in Lake Placid.
Coaching is provided through the Lake Placid, Park City
and Marquette/Negaunee offices. Annually, a number of
important competitions are held at the Mt. Van
Hoevenberg complex, the Park City 2002 Olympic course,
the summer and winter tracks in Muskegon, Mich., as well as the Lucy Hill, Mich. natural track run.
Lake Placid has been host to important international
competitions such as the 23rd World Luge Championships,
numerous World Cups, the 1st, 10th
and 23rd Junior World Luge Championships and
the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. Lake Placid hosted
the 41st World Luge
Championships in February of 2009. The original luge run, which hosted the luge
competitions during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, was
replaced by a combined luge/bobsled/skeleton track in
Feb. 2000. The Park City track has hosted the 2002
Olympic Winter Games' luge competitions, the 38th World
Championships and numerous World Cups. In the summer of
2010, the short-course winter luge track in Muskegon
added a summer luge track designed for use with wheeled
sleds. Both sites host races on a regular basis.
The Lucy Hill track has also hosted several domestic and
All four facilities regularly serve as sites for many
recruitment and development training camps, as well as
National Team training and racing in the two disciplines
of the sport.