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Gearing up for an Olympic celebration

January 29, 2010
Lake Placid News
The  Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are fast approaching and it’s time to focus on Lake Placid’s legacy in the Games of winter.

    Several events are being planned to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid and more are still being organized.

    Here’s just a sample of what’s been scheduled to date.

    ¯The Skating Club of Lake Placid and the 1932-1980 Olympic Museum will host one such event, a celebration to honor past local skating Olympians, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Olympic Center.

    ¯The 1980 Rev. J. Bernard Fell Olympic Torch will be re-lit on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    ¯On Sunday, Feb. 14,  the Disney film “Miracle” will be shown in the 1980 Olympic arena. The movie begins at 8:30 p.m., preceded by the debut of “Small Town, Big Dreams,” a film by Marc Nathanson and Scott F. Carroll about Lake Placid’s Olympic story, at 7 p.m.

    ¯Other Olympic-themed movies will be shown throughout the two-week celebration in the Olympic Museum.

    ¯There is also a big event being planned at the Olympic Oval on Saturday, Feb 13, according to one organizer. Details will be released in the near future.

    More information regarding Olympic-oriented event continue to come into the Lake Placid News office and they will be published in upcoming issues.

    Also, more information on the 30th anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games is available at




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