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Friday Night Skate Hosted by Saint-Gobain on January 6th

For Immediate Release: 1/4/2017 1:02 pm

Worcester, MA (January 4, 2017) - For the fourth straight year, Saint-Gobain will host a community evening of public skating and celebration of the U.S. Luge Team at the Worcester Common Oval on Friday, January 6th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Admission is free. Skate rentals are available for $3 with a $25 deposit per skate rental. 

In addition to public skating, and in partnership with Norton, a brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, members of the U.S. Luge Team will be at the Worcester Common Oval for a luge demonstration and exhibition. Come join us in congratulating and celebrating the U.S. Luge Team's successful nine medal winning season thus far. Norton is the primary sponsor of the U.S. Luge Team through 2018. Joining the team at the event will be former Olympic luge athletes, including 1998 Olympic Luge Doubles Silver Medalist Gordy Sheer. 

"We have hosted Friday Night Skate for the past three years and it is now becoming a fun tradition for us," said Bradley H. Johnson, Vice President, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America. "We hope the community will take advantage of the free admission to enjoy a night of skating with their families while learning more about the sport of luge."

 Schedule for the Evening:

  • 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM - Public Skate
  • 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM - Luge Demonstration/Exhibition
  • 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM - Public Skate Resumes & Meet the U.S. Luge Team on the Plaza Overlooking the Oval

For more information about U.S. Luge, visit

Please also join us for the Norton Luge Challenge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area this Saturday, January 7th or Sunday, January 8th. Learn the basics of accelerating, steering and stopping; take practice runs on a recreational version of a luge sled down a track with curves and timing equipment and meet USA Luge Olympians, international medalists and coaches. The Luge experience is open to adults and children (age 10 & older).

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