Lake Placid once again welcomes all the athletes and fans of bobsledding and skeleton from across the globe to enjoy another world championship event. Both Lake Placid and St. Moritz, Switzerland have become virtually synonymous with the sport.
It is an honor for Lake Placid to be ranked so highly with a sporting event whose history has a firm place in our own Olympic tradition. From now through Feb. 26 the best athletes in the sport coming from more than 20 nations will be in town to compete at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Once again, Lake Placid has a place on the world stage. (see cover story)
Athletes from the United States will do their best to gain momentum on their path to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Hopefully, those who live in the Olympic Region will go out to the bobsled/skeleton track during the competition to show their Olympic spirit and root on these athletes.
For those who cannot make it to the track, there will be on display at Mid's Park on Main Street in Lake Placid honoring the bobsled athletes of the past. For those who do attend the boblsed and skeleton action at the track, the exhibit will become a "must see."
Another upcoming event that residents should support is the new "I Love Local Eats Cooking Series" starting Feb. 22 and will showcase chefs from local restaurants and eateries. The best thing is that not only will guests be treated to great food, but money raised will benefit the Shipman Youth Center. (see page 8)
The series will be held on a Wednesday each month through December, so there will be plenty of opportunities to support this event.
Whether it's a fast paced visit to the bobsled track or a mouth-watering food demonstration and meal, both of the aforementioned events are great ways to support the Olympic Village.