LAKE PLACID - Third-graders from Lake Placid Elementary School hit the track Monday afternoon for an opportunity to slide down the luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
The event was part of a three-day after-school luge program that continues today and Wednesday. Fourth-graders will participate today, followed by fifth-graders on Wednesday.
It is expected that by the time the program ends, approximately 70 students will have had an opportunity to try the sport of luge.
Eliza Barney receives a guiding push from United States National Luge Team member Chris Mazdzer as she begins a luge ride down the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg Monday afternoon.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
USA Luge is providing all coaching and equipment, while the Olympic Regional Development Authority is providing the track time.
This is a pilot program, which USA Luge hopes to offer to other regional schools.