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World figure skating enthusiasts take figures online

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LAKE PLACID — All sports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps one of the hardest hit is figure skating and other ice-based sports. As non-essential businesses, most rinks have been closed, and social distancing requirements would preclude skaters from practicing ...

Lake Placid Soccer Centre overnight camps canceled

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LAKE PLACID — Overnight youth soccer camps operated by Lake Placid Soccer Centre have been canceled for this summer. The eight-day camp at St. Lawrence University was scheduled for July18 to 25. Lake Placid Soccer Centre opened its first summer camp in 1976, and the 43 years since then ...

Ironman postponed; Lake Placid triathlon seeks alternate date

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LAKE PLACID — The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, originally scheduled for July 26, was postponed on Friday and is hoped to be held later in the summer season. In a 27-second video clip on the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Facebook page Friday afternoon, ROOST’s Lake Placid ...

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Pavle Jovanovic dies at 43

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LAKE PLACID — Olympic bobsledder Pavle Jovanovic took his life on Sunday, May 3 at the age of 43. The Toms River, N.J. native started the sport of bobsled in 1997. He went on to win a World Championship bronze medal in 2004, and to finish seventh in both the two-and four-man events at ...

Lake Placid Horse Shows canceled this year

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LAKE PLACID — A string of 50 years in a row has come to an end. On Thursday morning, the board of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association unanimously voted to cancel the two-week-long equestrian events that had been scheduled to take place at the North Elba Show Grounds from June 23 to ...

Olympian Dorothy Hamill talks figures, fancy skating

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In 1976, the “Dorothy Hamill Skating Special” celebrated then-current Olympic and World champion Dorothy Hamill with a biographical song crooned by Gene Kelly. “Soon her family heard that she much preferred to become proficient on skates, and she saw the trick of arithmetic doing ...

USA Luge names 2020-21 senior national team

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Chris Mazdzer was supposed to be in Thailand this past weekend. The 2018 Olympic men’s luge silver medalist was going to be getting married there on Saturday, May 2, before resuming training for another World Cup sliding season. The wedding is postponed, just pushed back a year. The season ...

USA Luge names 2020-21 junior teams

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LAKE PLACID — The future of USA Luge, numbering 76 athletes at various levels, was announced Friday, May 1 as the national governing body released the names of its 2020-2021 Junior National Team and Junior C and D teams. Zack DiGregorio, of Medway, Mass., is the lone member of the Junior ...

ADK Unite(s) for local food pantries, businesses

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SARANAC LAKE — Some great ideas have arisen from these tough times dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. North Country Radio and Bike ADK have teamed up to come up with one of those concepts, and it’s a win-win situation for all involved. The plan, conceived about three weeks ago, is ...

An opening-day hole-in-one at Saranac Inn for U.S. luger

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Jayson Terdiman, a two-time Olympic luge athlete who lives in Lake Placid, added another memento to the shelves in his home where he keeps the many medals and trophies he has won around the world. But his latest addition to the collection has nothing to do with sliding on ice. Instead, ...

Lake Placid Marathon postponed until August

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Marathon and Half will be moved from June 14 to Aug. 23 due to uncertainty over the current stay-at-home restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to owner Greg Borzilleri. The decision came Wednesday after Borzilleri and other major Tri-Lakes ...

So far, so good for local luge racer Sophie Kirkby

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Sophie Kirkby first hopped on a luge sled 10 years ago, and it’s been steady progress ever since. A decade into her career, Kirkby, who lives in Ray Brook, said she’s had some great experiences traveling in Europe and she’s seen some success climbing up the competitive ladder, but she ...

New York approves golf, area courses prep to open

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SARANAC LAKE — After being ordered closed earlier this month, golf courses across New York state are permitted to reopen. In warmer parts of the state, many courses had already opened for the season before the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across New York and the nation. As a result ...

ON THE SCENE: Schools trying to keep students active

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The spring sports season for local schools and other activities are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that does not mean Lake Placid and Keene central schools are not working hard to keep their kids healthy. They are, yet the activities are not competitive and filling newspaper ...

A look back at Northwood School’s hockey seasons

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LAKE PLACID — The past winter sports season will always be one to remember. Perhaps, one of the most, if not the most lasting memories by individual athletes and teams alike will be having their seasons cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. But before that happened, plenty of fond ...

Media giant Advance buys Ironman Group for $730M

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LAKE PLACID — The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon has a new owner, an American media company. Held every summer since 1999, the Lake Placid race is the longest running Ironman 140.6-mile distance event in North America, outside of the World Championships in Hawaii. Lake Placid also added a ...