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Lake Placid has Olympic Fever.....
February 12, 2010 - Christie Sausa
and the only prescription is MORE OLYMPICS!! That's right, today is the day when the 2010 Winter Games kick off in Vancouver. Tonight the opening ceremonies will officially open the Games- it promises to be a great show as always.
I was honestly hoping to be a correspondent for my readers at the Olympics, but I did not win the blogging contest I told you all about. I was not too upset, because if I can't be in Vancouver, Lake Placid is the next best place! But once again I was thrown into Vancouver-land when I received a job opportunity as a volunteer near the speed skating venue in Richmond, working in the speed skating retail store and museum. I was so excited....until I realized that I had no where to stay, very little money, and no airfare. A friend came to the rescue with the generous offer of his airline miles to get me there, but nothing else fell into place. I was constantly checking with friends going to Vancouver, but it was difficult to find a place to stay on such short notice- even though many of my friends would have been willing to house me for a week, the people they were sub-letting from weren't so fond of the ideas. So after fielding several suggestions from adventurous friends, (sleep in a dumpster! crawl under the bleachers in the Olympic oval and crash there!) I decided that it wasn't quite in the cards for me to go this time......Sochi 2014 here I come! ;)
Anyway, I will be proudly supporting Team USA from my comfy corner of the world, one of the most beautiful and sports-filled destinations, Lake Placid. And we certainly have many festivities going on as well during the Olympics- Vancouver isn't the only place with all the Olympic action!
Possibly the most exciting event will be a 5:30 pm Saturday, when the run to re-light the Olympic Torch begins at the speed skating oval and at 6 pm, we can watch the torch light up once again at the North Elba Horse Show grounds. Also on Saturday enjoy activities such as Stanley Cup viewing at the Olympic Museum from 10 am - 5 pm, and fun winter activities on the Olympic Oval (including skating!) from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Check the Whiteface Lake Placid activities schedule for more info.
I will be writing all about Lake Placid athletes who lived and trained here soon- in the meantime, enjoy the Opening Ceremonies tonight. Go USA!
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