2019-2020 Events Calendar:
December 20 was our first day of sliding! Public sliding hours Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 11-4pm. Our extended holiday hours are as follows. Dec 27, Friday 3-8; Dec 28, Saturday 11-3; Dec 29, Sunday 12-4; Jan 3 Friday 4-9; Jan 4 Saturday 11-4. Follow our Facebook page The Upper Peninsula Luge Club for additional schedule information.
January 17, 18 & 19 Heikki Lunta Festival, Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday 11-3pm
February 8 Great Northern Title & Abstract Club Race - See slider old and young! 4pm followed by a potluck
February 22 Superiorland Kiwanis Midwest Junior Championships - See our best Junior sliders in action! 4pm
March 7 The Dinosaur Race - See sliders old and young! 4pm followed by a potluck
The Upper Peninsula Luge Club will also host Family Fun Nights every Friday from 6pm-9pm and Public Trial Sliding on Saturdays from 11-4pm throughout the season. The cost is $25 per family or $10 per person. All instruction and equipment is provided! Private Party bookings are also available.
Did you know?
The International Luge Federation maintains the rules for Naturbahn Luge. Races include women's singles, men's singles, doubles, and team disciplines. Racing also includes novice (age 7-10), youth (age 11-14) and junior (age 15-20) groups.
Local races are administered by a volunteer team of trained people whose roles include Race Director, Jury, Start Leader, Finish Leader, and Chief of Track, with others assisting with track maintenance, race timing, equipment inspections, and recording and publishing results. Still more volunteers organize food / potlucks among spectator families, the warming shelter and bonfires. Thanks to everyone who contributes time, funds, or materials to create this only-place-in-the-U.S. experience.