Muskegon Luge – Saturday, February 20th
On Saturday, February 20th we will have a day trip to Muskegon Winter Sports Complex.
Due to Covid restrictions, this outing will be a “family trip.” The troop is only coordinating a time and place as well as reserving the time slot. Families are responsible for driving or making arrangements to transport their scouts to and from Muskegon, Michigan. Siblings and parents are encouraged to sign up for the luge session. The cost is $49 per person for a 2 1/2 hour “learn to luge” session where each person will go down the luge around 4-6 times. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Elbow pads, helmet and use of authentic luge training sled are included.
Here are some facts about the facility:
The luge track is 850 feet.
The sled is 30 lbs.
There are only 4 luge tracks in the nation
The track has been used for Olympic training by Team USA
The 9.5-mile lighted cross-country ski trail is the longest in the Midwest
A lighted quarter-mile skating path meanders through a white pine forest
There are cabins in the area if families are interested in spending the night.
This event will be a blast. However, there are risks. We do not know what the Covid situation will be. The event is 3 to 4 hours away, in Michigan. Some scouts may have school restrictions on leaving the state. In addition, some parents may have work restrictions on leaving the state. Though the sports complex has verbally sounded flexible as far as cancellation scenarios, their written policy is NOT flexible, so you may want to assume that the tickets are non-refundable. Be sure to read their cancellation policy listed at the bottom of this page.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
Our time slot is on Saturday, February 20th at 2:00pm EASTERN TIME ZONE. The session will last 2 1/2 hours.
The facility offers scouts a package where scouts can purchase two additional activities (ski, skate or snowshoe) with rental equipment for an additional $15. The cost of just the “Learn to Luge” ticket is $49.
Register here if you are interested in attending (please note – we now make payments using cheddarup rather than eventbrite since the fees are lower):
Once registered, please make an electronic payment for $49 per person on the cheddar up website. Please indicate the payment is for Luge, along with the Scout’s name:
Here are the disclaimers that appear on the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex web page when purchasing tickets:
The following policy only applies to Learn to Luge, however you will still need to check the box at the bottom in order to “Complete Transaction” even if you are not purchasing Learn to Luge tickets.
Luge Tickets: Our non-profit organization has a finite number of luge sessions each season. For the continued success of our operations we need to be able to use our available inventory as best possible. By completing your purchase you accept the following refund/ticket transfer policy.
I hereby agree to the following:
The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, with no exception, WILL NOT issue a 100% refund for purchased luge tickets.
Refunds requested more than 21 days in advance
A 75% refund of the original ticket price (less any additional processing fees) will be offered upon written request submitted to email@example.com when submitted no fewer than 21 calendar days before the date of your reserved session.
Refunds requested fewer than 21 days in advance
If you wish to receive a refund and have not submitted a refund request more than 21 calendar days before the date of your reserved session, you can submit a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your ticket added back to our ticket inventory. Upon resale of the ticket that was added back to our inventory, you will receive a 50% refund of your original ticket purchase. By submitting a request to add the ticket back to inventory you surrender all rights conveyed in the original purchase of the ticket.
Transferal or deferment of tickets to a later date
Registrations CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another weekend or year except in the event Muskegon Winter Sports Complex cancels a reservation.
Transferal or resale to another party
Tickets may be transferred or resold to another party. Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is not responsible for the act of transferring or reselling and conveys only those rights conveyed in the original purchase of the ticket.
We understand various types of winter weather driving conditions prevent some participants from feeling comfortable to drive to our location. We suggest you follow weather forecasts and allow ample time to make the trip within your comfort level. As a general rule in the winter sports industry we DO NOT CLOSE OR ISSUE REFUNDS for adverse winter weather conditions. Extended days of above freezing temperatures can cause us to cancel luge reservations if we deem the sliding experience isn’t up to our luge experience standards, in which case you WILL receive a full refund. Based on several deciding factors we will notify all ticket purchasers of cancellation no later than 48 hours before their scheduled session.