LAKE PLACID - Extreme Winter Weather Week on The Weather Channel, combined with wintry conditions and a number of events taking place in the area this week, has brought the cable network to the region.
The Weather Channel will telecast live on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from Mount Van Hoevenberg, outside Lake Placid. The crew, including Wake Up With Al co-host Stephanie Abrams, will report from the combined luge, bobsled and skeleton track from 5:30 to 11 a.m. The venue will host World Cup luge racing on Friday and Saturday.
Scheduled live guests include Duncan Kennedy, of the USA Luge coaching staff; Jon Lundin, PR coordinator of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Jeff Dickson, chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee.
Stephanie Abrams of The Weather Channel interviews Jon Lundin of the Olympic Regional Development Authority this morning at Mount Van Hoevenburg in Lake Placid. Mirror Lake is seen on the split screen.
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The segments will incorporate live interviews with recorded segments at the Saranac Lake Ice Palace, dog sledding on Mirror Lake and more around the two communities.
TWC made its base in Lake Placid, and spent the weekend and Monday shooting numerous activities.
Among the highlights will be a learn-to-luge piece that will find 2009 World Champion Erin Hamlin, of Remsen coaching Abrams on the fine art of luge.