On-ice training for the American national sliding programs started Monday in Lake Placid, though how the rest of the season will ultimately play out amid the coronavirus pandemic remains unclear.
USA Luge hit the ice first on a snowy morning at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. USA Bobsled and Skeleton was scheduled to hit the ice later in the day but those runs were canceled by snowy conditions.
All three national teams are planning — for now — to miss the first half of their respective World Cup seasons starting later this month and rejoin those circuits in January.
The U.S. was to host three major sliding events this winter — two in Lake Placid and the third in Park City, Utah. They’ve all been moved to Europe because of the pandemic and travel concerns.
All three national teams are scheduled to be in Lake Placid for at least the next few weeks,.
There are plans for some bobsled rookies to slide in Park City in an introductory camp starting later this week.
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