Luge: Icy & Risky
a small sled that is ridden in a supine position and used especially in competition; also : the competition itself
Luge is a fast-paced cold-weather sport, similar to bobsledding in which one or two people race down icy tracks. In this sport, there is a small one or two person sled in which a person sleds lying down with his face up and feet first. Luge, as a competitive sport, is defined as the racing of these sleds against a timer.
Luge, can be very risky and the proper protective gear should always be worn. If your child wants to learn how to luge, sign them up for lessons first so that their risk of danger is lessened.
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on luge: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of luge gear.
But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who luges or has luged, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a luge expert. If you know of someone who used to luge or coach luge who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!
-Brooke de Lench