The USA Luge team is preparing for its first World Cup competition of the season. Members spoke by conference call from Austria with reporters Tuesday, including WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Winter is coming to Lake Placid, three days ahead of schedule. The sliding track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg is expected to open for on-ice training Friday.USA Luge will get the ice first, starting around 9 a.m., followed by the U.S. skeleton team later that morning and the U.S. bobsled team in the evening.Sliding will continue Saturday, barring any unforeseen changes in conditions, then resume Monday — the originally planned opening date.