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          Welcome to the Adirondack Luge Club

 Anthony Shimkonis

 It's the middle of winter. You're laying on your couch watching television. As you flip through the channels, something catches your eye. You see the unmistakable 5 ring icon of the
 Olympics. You find the Winter Olympics is in full swing. An athlete is laying back on a peculiar looking sled with  feet pointed straight ahead, leading the way down a frozen wave of twisting and turning  ice. The speed the athlete flashing across your screen leaves you gobsmacked.


You slump down into position on the couch. You become fixated. Suddenly you find yourself transposed onto the sled. The sound of wind whisps past your helmet with ice-covered walls just inches away, streaking by in a white blur. Your sled chattering over the ice. Navigating from one curve into the next with an amazing synchronization of speed and finesse. Your heart pounding in your chest as your body is pressed into the sled with fighter pilot level G-forces. All too soon, the track bends uphill and the speed begins to bleed away. Seconds after it started, your journey comes to the end of its spirited odyssey. Adrenaline is pumping through your veins. Your breathing echoes in your helmet.  You whisper to yourself, "whoa... this....this is way cool". You can’t wait for the next run…. then you think. What would it really be like to slide down a flume of ice, 30.…60…80, possibly 90+ mph?  !


If you believe this would be a fun way to spend a weekend "relaxing" amongst friends, then you’ve come to the right place.


The Adirondack Luge Club, established in 1977, is located in Lake Placid, New York. Home of the 1932 , the 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the USA Luge Team. 


If you are between the ages of 8 - 98 years. are curious and excited to try the Fastest Sport on Ice,  you've come to the right place. If you’re a youth athlete aged 8 -14, we’re the perfect place for you begin your luge career. Many of our youth club members have gone on to the USA National Luge Team and USA Olympic Team. No matter who you are, if you just want to be a soul slider or have Olympic aspirations we’d love to bring you onboard! 

Click on the FAQ banner to find answers to some of the more common questions.

Then c
ome join the Adirondack Luge Club for the ride of your life.

Track's clear,

Let's slide,

Anthony N. Shimkonis
Member Athlete
Adirondack Luge Club

                             ORDA Waiver                   



SafeSport Training is require for all adults who are volunteers and all sliders over the age of 18.  It is not required for spectators.

Over the past year SafeSport has transitioned to a new training platform, the information for logging on for training is below.   
The new training is located at

Members that currently have a training account

If you already had an account on or, you can access the new site by going to

Click Login on the upper right, enter your email address as your Username, and click Forgot Password. 
This will send a password reset notification to your email address. 
Follow the instructions to create a new, secure password and log into the training site. 


Members that do not have a training account but need one

If you do not have an account on, select Enrollment Key on the landing page and enter the following key: NGBLugeT9S3!1

 Fill out the form with all the required information and your new account will be set up. 

If you are unsure if you have an account or not, follow the instructions for members that currently have a training account. 
Test any possible email addresses you may have used. 
If the system cannot verify an account exists, follow the steps for members that do not have a training account.