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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Hanging up their rifles

March 22, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — As Lowell Bailey said from the stage of the Harrietstown Town Hall Wednesday, he and Tim Burke have been ski racing against each other since they were 6 or 7 years old. more »»

Crowd welcomes Olympians home at Saranac Lake parade

March 21, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. more »»

Bailey, Burke close out careers

March 19, 2018 The professional biathlon racing careers of Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke came to an end Sunday after the World Cup 4x7.5-kilometer relay in Oslo-Homenkollen, Norway. more »»

Hollander, Segger race to Norton luge national titles

March 12, 2018 LAKE PLACID — On the final day of the 2017-2018 racing season, USA Luge crowned two Norton Junior National Champions in singles on Sunday and a youth national title in doubles. more »»

Bailey finishes 14th in World Cup mass start

March 12, 2018 Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, turned in the top performance for Team USA in Sunday’s biathlon mass start race as the IBU World Cup 7 came to a close in Kontiolahti, Finland. more »»

Saranac Lake will welcome home Olympians with parade

March 6, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — This village is throwing a parade to welcome local Olympians home from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. more »»

It's official: Lake Placid lands World University Games

March 5, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Nobody else could’ve won it, literally. more »»

Kirkby, Hollander take titles

March 5, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The overnight leaders — Sophie Kirkby, Sean Hollander, Roan Thomas and Sophia Gordon — held on to their respective advantages Sunday at Mount Van Hoevenberg and claimed their... more »»

Armstrong keeps sights set on nordic combined

March 2, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The University of Michigan isn’t exactly what people think of when ski jumping comes up, but one recent Lake Placid High School graduate has brought an international presence in the... 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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