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Luge Challenge comes to Prattsville Saturday

Feb 07, 2024 12:21 pm

Michael Ryan reports for the Mountain Eagle that Bear Pen Sports Mountain will host a the USA Luge Challenge in Prattsville this weekend. Luge is a sled-like Olympic event in which America has never won a gold medal. Host Patrick delRosario said, “This is your chance to try luge at Bear Pen for free. This program was started to introduce to many people what may be an unusual sport. Not many kids we know say they want to do luge, but the word luge means 'sled' in French and how many kids go sledding?” Training begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 for anyone at least nine-years-old. Luge races begin at 2 p.m. between boys, girls, men, and women, riding plastic replicas of steel sleds. Bear Pen Sports Mountain is at 1491 County Route 2, outside of Prattsville. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.