NYSEF to offer free Learn to Fly sessions

LAKE PLACID — The New York Ski Educational Foundation announced the dates for its Learn to Fly program this month.

The program will offer local kids a chance to try out the sport of ski jumping for a day at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. Learn to Fly sessions will be held in December and January.

“We want local kids to have a chance to try this sport that is so iconic in our region due to our Olympic heritage as well as the ski jump towers that are a constant presence in the skyline of our town,” NYSEF head ski jumping coach Colin Delaney said.

The December sessions aim to allow local kids to join the NYSEF program at a prorated registration fee if they want to continue to participate in the sport. Pre-registration is required. To register online, visit https://bit.ly/3QHUrH3.

Free sessions will be held:

¯ Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

¯ Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 3:15 to 5 p.m.

¯ Saturday, Dec. 30 from 9 to 11 a.m.

¯ Saturday, Jan. 1, 2024, from 9 to 11 a.m.

“Ski Jumping is an amazing sport that has the fun and freedom of flight, as well as self-empowerment for an athlete,” Delaney said. “You’re the only one on the hill at the time, facing the intimidation of staring down the track and going for it.”

For more information, visit www.nysef.org/ski-jumping.

Starting at $1.44/week.

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