2022-2023 Winter Events Calendar
On race dates, we have fun timing both new club members and registered public sliders, racing in the public section of the track soon after the close of public sliding. We separately race advanced club sliders from the top (half-mile) and jr. start (quarter-mile) locations. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer everyone!
- Sat Jan 21, 2023 4pm Fruit Cup Race - sponsored by Sherry McCarthy from Select Realty
- Special event: Luge times for people registered in the state Meijer Games
Sat Feb 11, 2023 10-11am or 2-3pm
Sun Feb 12, 2023 10-noon
- Sat Feb 25, 2023 6pm Midwest Jr. Championship Race - sponsored by Superiorland Kiwanis
- Sat Mar 4, 2023 No public sliding.
11am North American Championship - sponsored by Huber Insurance
- Sun Mar 5, 2023 noon Club end-of-year Dinosaur Race (an opportunity for adult volunteers to slide, while youth manage the race)
(date changed) Followed by potluck meal.
Public sliding is generally Friday evenings 6-9pm, Saturdays 11am-2pm, from the end of December to second weekend of March. Online reservations are required, through the Reservations & Store tab.
Traveling for other winter 2023 events as well? Please plan to reserve spots at the luge track in advance to ensure availability:
- Jan 27-28th, 2023 Noquemenon Cross-Country Ski race
- Feb 3-4th, 2023 Heikki Lunta (Negaunee)
- Feb 8-11th, 2023 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival (Houghton)
- Feb 8-12, 2023 Michigan Ice Fest (Munising)
- Feb 16-20th, 2023 UP 200 Sled Dog
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.