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From hockey hero to school principal

SARANAC LAKE — Ray Dora says he wanted to make sure the person who succeeded him as principal of St. Bernard’s School was well known by the community, as well as being qualified. He got that with Andrea Kilbourne-Hill, on many levels. Hired in mid June as the next head of this ...

Local golf pro Ian Breen 4th at Donald Ross Classic

GLENS FALLS — Whiteface Club and Resort assistant golf professional Ian Breen fired a one-over par 72 on Monday at the Glens Falls Country Club to finish in a tie for fourth place in the annual Donald Ross Classic. The event was reduced to one day as rain canceled the opening round on ...

Van Den Berg joins USA Bobsled and Skeleton

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton is proud to announce the addition of Marc Van Den Berg to the team as the Technical and Equipment Lead. Van Den Berg will develop and manage a competitive and sustainable technology and equipment strategy to ensure optimal performance by USABS ...

Major summer events canceled in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The big summer events in this village will not go on as planned, local officials decided Wednesday. Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO Jim McKenna confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the Fourth of July fireworks in Lake Placid, Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, Ironman ...

New date for Ironman Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — After postponing the 2020 Ironman Lake Placid originally scheduled for July 26, a new date of Aug. 30 has been set for the annual race. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release and also posted on the Ironman.com website. The Aug. 30 date, which is just five ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Aron McGuire, USA Bobsled and Skeleton

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Aron McGuire about how the organization is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting Apple ...

Youth sports can start in July

Youth sports can begin this summer for regions of New York in Phase 3 of coronavirus reopening — which the North Country is — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press briefing Sunday, June 14, but players will only be able to bring two spectators each. The six “low-risk” youth sports ...

Lake Placid set to make sliding history again

LAKE PLACID — This village — the host of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games — will make history once again next February, this time in the sport of para bobsledding. On May 18, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s Executive Committee accepted a proposal from ...

U.S. bobsled, skeleton seeks new athletes

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton is looking for new athletes who are interested in trying out for the sports in the hope of someday competing in the Olympic Winter Games. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation posted a press release on its website May 18 promoting ...

UP CLOSE: Baptism by fire for USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO

LAKE PLACID — Aron McGuire was on the job as USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO less than a month before he had to make a huge decision. Should the organization cancel the U.S. national championships set for March 20-21 at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid due to the coronavirus pandemic? The ...

SL Fun Run summer series canceled

SARANAC LAKE — We have all experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in great and small ways. At this time, it seems like things are beginning to “look up” while the state and country begin to reopen and our summer is slowly and cautiously regaining the shape we so quickly lost ...

Paul Smith’s VIC hosts weekly trail runs

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center is going to be holding its Summer Trail Run series starting this Wednesday, and continuing until July 28.  There will be a new course marked and left marked for the whole week starting on Wednesdays. The VIC also be ...

Popular ‘90-Miler’ paddling race canceled for this year

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The decision is based on the uncertainty of the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ...

LP’s Preston among PSC hockey recruits

PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College women’s hockey team will have an uptick in student-athletes on the ice next season. Eleven players, who represent eight different states from across the nation have been recruited for the purpose of competing in the Presidential Division of ...

Fegg takes over USA Luge head coach

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge announced Wednesday the repositioning of its coaching staff. Bill Tavares, who started as a national team coach in 2010 and took over as head coach in 2017, has relinquished his position, but will remain with the team as it enters the upcoming winter World Cup and ...

‘90-Miler’ paddling race canceled for this year

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The decision is based on the uncertainty of the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Eric Chapman, CAN/AM Hockey Group

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed CAN/AM Hockey Group Director Eric Chapman on May 14 about how the cornonavirus pandemic has affected his business and what it means for the future. CAN/AM Hockey has been organizing hockey tournaments for youth and adults in Lake ...

CAN/AM Hockey, a Lake Placid staple, regroups amid virus

LAKE PLACID — The CAN/AM Hockey Group based in Wisconsin is regrouping after canceling its final events at the Olympic Center this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Director Eric Chapman. Speaking by phone Thursday, May 14, Chapman talked about how the pandemic has ...

With no ice, skaters adapt to continue training

LAKE PLACID — So many things have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world. With the required shutdowns of recreational facilities to curb the spread of the virus, and the cancellation of major sporting events including Lake Placid’s ECAC Hockey Championship and ...