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Speed skating season ready for liftoff

December 6, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Some time around November every year, speed skaters throughout the United States and Canada start anxiously looking toward Lake Placid, waiting for the James Sheffield Olympic Speed... more »»

Welcome, world: We’re ready for bobsled and skeleton

December 6, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will host its first of two International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation Bobsled World Cup events this weekend at the Olympic Sports... more »»

ESWG adds new para-bobsled, ski jumping categories in 2020

December 6, 2019 LAKE PLACID — New para-bobsled, ski jumping and e-sports categories will be added to the Empire State Winter Games schedule next year, officials announced Wednesday. more »»

Paul Smith’s College pioneers competitive gaming in Adirondacks

December 6, 2019 PAUL SMITHS — Stephanie Tyski has a competitive desire that for a long time she could not satiate. She used to play volleyball, but after suffering a serious concussion, sports were a no-go. more »»

U.S. Luge collects five medals on home ice

December 3, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The cold air that moved into the Adirondacks over the weekend made for fast ice at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track for the Viessmann Luge World Cup Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. more »»

Adirondack Health Turkey Trot attracts 233 participants

December 3, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Health 5K Turkey Trot drew a large crowd Thursday, Nov. 28 as 233 runners/walkers congregated at the Olympic Speedskating Oval for the annual charity rac. more »»

USA Luge’s coming home party

November 27, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher gave the United States National Luge Team its first medal of the season at the first World Cup in Innsbruck/Igls, Austria this past weekend, and the... more »»

Duluth Trading Company names prizes for USA Luge’s Running of the Balls benefit

November 27, 2019 LAKE PLACID — There is still time to adopt lacrosse balls for USA Luge’s fifth annual Running of the Balls benefit race on Saturday, Nov. more »»

Woronoff combines movement and artistry on ice

November 22, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Veteran figure skater and movement innovator Beth Woronoff thrives on performing, and her shows always leave an impact. more »»

Luge season ready for liftoff

November 19, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Nearly nine months has elapsed since the last Viessmann World Cup luge race was held. more »»

Lake Placid newcomer earns World Figure & Fancy Junior title

November 15, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Any visitor to the Lake Placid Olympic Center might see 19-year-old Anne Bennett practicing what many might consider a forgotten part of the sport until recently: figures. more »»

UP CLOSE: Wylie returns to town

November 15, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The first time figure skater Paul Wylie set foot in Lake Placid, he was at the cusp of becoming a teenager and already well into his athletic career. more »»

NAC regains volleyball title from Lake Placid

November 12, 2019 PICKETTS CORNERS — Two seasons ago, Northern Adirondack ended Lake Placid’s run of five straight Section VII, Class D volleyball titles when in took down the Blue Bombers in the championship match. more »»

Lake Placid skaters shine on home ice

November 7, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Competitive adult figure skaters from the Skating Club of Lake Placid had strong showings in multiple divisions on their home ice Oct. more »»

Lake Placid to host two IBSF World Cup races

November 7, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will be hosting the first two International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cups this year at Mount Van Hoevenberg, instead of... more »»

Gustafson breaks through for title

November 4, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Summer Britcher successfully defended her Norton USA Luge National Championship on Saturday morning in Lake Placid, while Jonny Gustafson, part of the next wave of young U.S. more »»

USA Skeleton announces Cup squads for upcoming season

November 4, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The World Cup and Intercontinental Cup squads for the 2019-2020 season were announced Sunday following a series of four USA Skeleton National Team Trials races in Lake Placi. more »»

Lake Placid volleyball enters homestretch

October 29, 2019 LAKE?PLACID — Although Lake Placid’s volleyball didn’t come out on top Monday, Oct. 28 at home on senior night, the Blue Bombers played pretty well during a 3-1 loss to Saranac Central. more »»

Bidding farewell to the Adirondacks on a delightful day

October 25, 2019 SARANAC INN — A bittersweet day but a beautiful one. On Sunday, Oct. more »»

Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf talks climate change at APA meeting

October 18, 2019 RAY BROOK — Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf, who lives in Lake Placid, spoke to the state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday, Oct. 11 with a sports-related message about climate chang. more »»

Adult figure skating’s moment in Lake Placid

October 17, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Perhaps nowhere is adult skating more valued than in Lake Placid. After hosting an adults-only skating camp weekend and week every summer, and previously hosting several U.S. more »»



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