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          Welcome to the Adirondack Luge Club

 Anthony Shimkonis

You're watching the Winter Olympics on television. An athlete is laying back on a sled with  feet pointed straight ahead, leading the way down an icy track. The speed the athlete flashes across your screen is mind boggling.


You become fixated. Suddenly you find yourself transposed onto the sled. You hear the wind whisping past your helmet and see the ice-covered walls just inches away, streaking by in a white blur. The ice chattering under the sled. 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 all started, your run has come to its end. Adrenaline is pumping through your veins. Your breathing echoes in your helmet.  You whisper to yourself, "this is super cool". You can’t wait for the next run…. then you think. What would it really be like to slide down an iced track at 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 1976, 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! 

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

Track's clear,

Let's slide,

Anthony N. Shimkonis
Adirondack Luge Club

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