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USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes take first runs of the season

October 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Winter has arrived in Lake Placid after a week of summer temperatures that threatened to push back opening day at the Olympic Sports Complex. more »»

 
 
 
Greubel Poser at the head of the class in retirement

October 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Jamie Greubel Poser barely missed making the Vancouver Games in 2010 as a brakema. more »»

Double up: Mazdzer sliding singles and doubles for USA Luge

October 15, 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist Chris Mazdzer is doubling up this winter. more »»

Community mourns Olympic speedskater Jeanne Ashworth

October 12, 2018 WILMINGTON — This area, the world of winter sports and friends and family lost an important person this month. more »»

Home pasture: War Horse settles into retirement life in hometown

October 5, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Andrew Weibrecht steers his pickup truck off the main drag of the Olympic village where he grew up and heads down a narrow, wooded dirt road to water’s edge, grabs a fishing pole an... more »»

Weibrecht to be inducted into U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

September 21, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Upon concluding a ski racing career that included Olympic silver and bronze medals, Andrew Weibrecht of Lake Placid, will be among eight skiers, boarders and snow sport officials to b... more »»

Mazdzer returns to the ice in Lillehammer

September 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer will lead the USA Luge National Team back to the ice for fall training on Oct. more »»

Protopopov closes Adult Week with tribute to Ludmila

August 31, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Adult Skating Week ended with a standing ovation when the legendary 1964 and 1968 Olympic pairs champion Oleg Protopopov closed the adult skating exhibition with a poignant tribute —... more »»

West, Britcher dominate Italian start

August 28, 2018 MERANSEN, Italy — Two-time Olympians Tucker West and Summer Britcher captured their respective divisions Saturday in the annual international luge start competition in Meransen, Ital. more »»

Bradley puts on a show for large crowd

August 24, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Summer Figure Skating camp season concluded in spectacular fashion Aug. more »»

GIVING BACK: USA Luge seeks funds to double training runs for juniors

August 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — For luge, athletes may train for a couple of hours at the ice track, but only about seven minutes is actually spent slidin. more »»

Universiade is fully official after FISU signing today in Switzerland

August 16, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, completed signing the host city contract Thursday, making Lake Placid the official site for the 2023... more »»

Local Olympians chip in for PSC initiative

August 15, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — Five of the area’s most successful homegrown Olympic stars have joined the Paul Smith’s College Advisory Committee for Olympic Sports, which will help guide the college’s new Olympic... more »»

Late-summer Nordic bash

August 10, 2018 LAKE PLACID — It was a big day of celebrating Nordic skiing in August on Wednesday at the Olympic Ski Jump Complex with a little freestyle fun thrown in to boot. more »»

Miner flashes signature moves at Saturday Night Ice Show

August 9, 2018 LAKE PLACID — U.S. National silver medalist Ross Miner is a Lake Placid skating alumni, having trained, competed and starred in shows in the Olympic Center. On Saturday, Aug. more »»

Ice dancing tradition continues in Lake Placid

August 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid has a rich history in ice dancing. more »»

Para worlds coming to Lake Placid

August 2, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid has been awarded next year’s Para-Bobsleigh World Championships to be held at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex bobsled/ luge/skeleton track, according to a... more »»

Mortensen begins new chapter

July 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Matt Mortensen is the kind of guy who likes to go fast, but it was still a bit of a surprise when he announced — after logging his best World Cup season to date and another trip to... more »»

Skating stars stop in Lake Placid

July 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Elite ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue had clear goals for their 2017-2018 Olympic season: To become the national champions, place top three in the world championships... more »»

USA Luge seeks young talent through slider search

July 16, 2018 LAKE PLACID — White Castle and USA Luge are ready to capitalize on the Olympic momentum that began with Erin Hamlin’s 2014 bronze medal and continued with Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal four months... more »»

Up close and personal with LeDuc and Cain

July 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Saturday Night Ice Show series kicked off July 7 with national and international pairs skaters Ashley Cain and Tim LeDuc, who also taught a skating seminar to Lake... more »»

 
 

Lake Placid Diet

I won’t miss winter, but I will miss the shoveling. Really.

March 23, 2018 This week: 436 lbs. Last week: 433 lbs. Start (Jan. 2): 444 lbs. Total lost: 8 lbs. Now that spring is here, I’ll have to find new methods of exercise. more »

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