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Soggy stories from the Boston Marathon

April 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Monday marked the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon, and when it came to the weather for the race, it couldn’t have been much worse. more »»

 
 
 
Lake Placid adult skaters going strong

April 18, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Activity has continued well into April for Skating Club of Lake Placid members, with several skaters participating in the Adult National Figure Skating Championships and welcoming... more »»

NYSEF boarders take on Copper

April 17, 2018 Five New York Ski Educational Foundation snowboarders traveled to Copper Mountain, Colorado earlier this month to compete in the 29th annual USASA National Championships. more »»

Spring break, luge style

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — “Scary.” That was the word used most by people participating in the USA Luge Fantasy Camp last week when asked about their first time on a luge sled at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track. more »»

USA Luge signs Jim Leahy for another 4 years as CEO

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Just two months after Chris Mazdzer raced to an Olympic silver medal in South Korea, USA Luge has started to craft its staffing plans with designs on adding more hardware in 2022. more »»

Mazdzer's next act: Dancing with the Stars

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The endless season of Chris Mazdzer continued this morning when the 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist was named to the cast of ABC television’s "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes. more »»

USA Luge medal bump?

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The positive reaction to Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal for USA Luge at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was instantaneous, and it still resonates in the North... more »»

ORDA makes ‘Miracle’ memories at fourth annual fantasy camp

April 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Sixty-four hockey players from around the world made a pilgrimage to Lake Placid for the 4th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp, which was held between Sunday, March 25 and Wednesday,... more »»

South African woman returns to Placid for more ‘Miracle’ hockey

April 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — South Africa’s most popular sports are cricket, rugby and soccer — all games which are played outside when the weather is fairly nice — and yet Tamsin Wentzel is crazy for hockey. more »»

NH father, son share fantasy camp experience

April 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Matthew Ikawa, 22, began playing hockey when he was 5 years old. Then he saw what the goalies were wearin. more »»

Steve Janaszak still No. 1 in hearts of teammates, fans

April 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Even though his jersey number was 1, Steve Janaszak knew going into the 1980 Winter Olympics that fellow goaltender Jim Craig would play all the games for the U.. more »»

Back on the team

April 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Ralph Cox (14) didn’t wear the hockey same gear as the rest of his team. more »»

Wisconsin ‘camper’ hails from the land of Johnson, Suter

April 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — David Hebgen dance-jogged up to the stage to receive his hockey jersey Monday, March 26 during the draft portion of the 4th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp. more »»

Synchro switch pays off for Cerruti

April 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Several years ago, Ciana Cerruti saw synchronized skating live at the Olympic Center and was inspired to take a chance on switching from singles to synchronized skating. more »»

Lake Placid area lands $62.5M for winter sports venues

April 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Early Saturday morning, New York lawmakers approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to invest $62.5 million investment into this Olympic host’s winter sports venues. more »»

Lake Placid skaters take show on the road

April 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Even though the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval’s last day was Fe. more »»

Miracle magic

March 30, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Last year at age 60, goalie Steve Janaszak probably played his last game here on the Olympic Center ice, where he and 19 other young hockey players won the “Miracle on Ice” game agains... more »»

Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp continues

March 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The 4th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp continues for its third day today. In all, 65 "campers" are participating in the four-day event at the Olympic Center, where the U.S. more »»

Preparing to launch

March 27, 2018 LAKE PLACID — When most people see the big ski jumps in Lake Placid, their natural reaction is something along the lines of “No way. more »»

St. Norbert works OT for title

March 26, 2018 LAKE PLACID — It took 90 minutes and 18 seconds to determine who would be this year’s NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey champion. more »»

 
 

 

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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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