A Day at the (Luge) Races

Luge racer coming down straightaway

Luge racer coming down straightaway

Just a quick summary from my first day as an Olympic spectator, watching the final 2 rounds of the women’s luge race at the Whistler Sliding Centre. First thing to note is that the Sliding Centre is actually on Blackcomb Mountain and not Whistler! Not to worry, as the bus drivers and volunteers made sure we got to our correct destination.

George had driven up from North Vancouver, and we then hopped the BC Transit bus up to Whistler. Before we ventured up to the venue, we needed to make a quick stop at Norway House for waffles. We really tested the hospitality of our Norwegian hosts as George was dressed in his Team Canada hockey jersey on the day that Canada would open the hockey tournament against Norway. On top of that, Canada had just defeated Norway in curling (in extra ends)! The Norwegians were cool with that, but did remind us of their successes at biathlon and cross-country skiing 🙂

For now, I will just point you to my pictures at SmugMug, and my videos on You Tube (3 videos from Feb. 16) as I’m getting ready to leave for the biathlon races today with Dave. Here’s a sample video:

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