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Ironman Lake Placid opens registration for volunteers

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Ironman Volunteers Facebook page announced earlier this week that registration is now open for volunteering at this year’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, July 25. “While we are at the mercy of the state and local communities, we are ...

Contest launched to design mascot for World University Games

LAKE PLACID — A contest is on to determine the mascot for the 2023 Winter World University Games, which will be held in Lake Placid in less than two years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the design competition’s launch on Tuesday. The mascot will serve as a highly visible symbol of the ...

SLP hockey teams heading into short seasons

LAKE PLACID — The spirit was upbeat late Tuesday afternoon at the Lake Placid gymnasium. After numerous challenges, the boys on the combined Saranac Lake Placid hockey team were one day away from playing their first game. In a pandemic altered winter season that’s planned to last ...

LP boys, girls kick off hoops schedules

The Blue Bombers varsity basketball seasons are underway. The Lake Placid girls basketball team has a win and two losses in three games played during its condensed season. The Blue Bombers kicked things off with a 45-39 road victory over Chazy on Thursday, March 11, and then suffered ...

Ironman may inspire Lake Placid Marathon restrictions

LAKE PLACID — For now, two major races are still on the calendar in this village for 2021, the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon on July 25 and the Lake Placid Marathon and Half on Sept. 12. The same race director for both events says if state health officials allow Ironman to be held here, he ...

A fun introduction to Olympic sports

LAKE PLACID — As the “Winter Sports Capital of the World,” Lake Placid has offered generations of locals the chance to experience outdoor activities like skiing, skating and sliding. Many people who have been afforded those opportunities growing up here have gone on to become ...

One last lap

LAKE PLACID — On Sunday, Feb. 28, more than 30 speed skaters glided around the Olympic Oval, enjoying their last session on the historic track before it was closed for major the following day. The facility was built in 1930 as an unrefrigerated track and as the Olympic stadium for Lakie ...

CAN/AM pond hockey tourney brings 22 teams to Placid

LAKE PLACID — Another CAN/AM Hockey tournament, albeit a strange one, is in the books. The CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament was hosted in Lake Placid from Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28. The event was rescheduled from its original early February date after a tractor prepping the ice for ...

LP basketball, hockey gearing up for a season

LAKE PLACID — Basketball and hockey seasons that looked like they may not happen now appear to be drawing nearer for the high school teams at Lake Placid. The Blue Bombers boys and girls basketball teams are scheduled to begin practicing on Monday. So are the ice hockey squads, which ...

Van Hoevenberg hosts state Nordic championships

LAKE PLACID — The brand-new Nordic center at Mount Van Hoevenberg hosted its biggest event to date as the New York State Ski Racing Association held two races over the weekend for athletes ranging in age from under-14 and up. The races drew some of New York state’s top cross country ...

Lake Placid Central OKs varsity basketball, hockey

LAKE PLACID — Members of the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 16 approved a shortened season of two “higher-risk” sports — girls and boys varsity hockey and basketball — during a regular board meeting. The decision came after the Essex County Health ...

Church sweeps with 4 golds at North American Cup

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton athletes claimed 24 medals in the 12 race series of the Lake Placid North American Cup competition that wrapped up Friday, Feb. 5 at Mount Van Hoevenberg. U.S. athletes swept the medals in six races. The efforts were led by Cadyville’s Hunter Church, ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Gordy Sheer, USA Luge

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Gordy Sheer, director of marketing and sponsorships at USA Luge, about the upcoming Running of the Balls fundraiser. More than 1,000 lacrosse balls will be sent down the mile-long luge track at Mount Van Hoevenberg to raise money ...

Coronavirus pops NWHL ‘bubble’

LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League suspended the rest of its 2021 season just one day before its playoffs were slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The league announced its decision on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, initially offering scant details but saying ...

Luge + lacrosse = Winter Olympic hopefuls

LAKE PLACID — Thousands will be competing on the combined luge, bobsled and skeleton track at Mount Van Hoevenberg later this month — all at the same time, in about 2 minutes. Lacrosse balls, that is, not lugers. It’s time once again for the Running of the Balls at the Olympic ...

Tractor falls through Mirror Lake ice

LAKE PLACID — Ice at the center of Mirror Lake shattered beneath the weight of a tractor on Saturday, Jan. 30. The driver of the vehicle had enough time to get to safety before the rear end of the tractor went down into the frigid water. The driver was prepping the ice for a Can-Am pond ...

The NWHL’s run in LP was fun while it lasted

LAKE PLACID — Jason Beaney has been the public address announcer for thousands of hockey games at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. It’s a job he began enjoying long before he was even in high school. A huge fan of the sport, Beaney has been the voice behind the mic at all three ...

US women take top 2 spots in World Cup finale

IGLS, Austria — The United States dominated in the two-woman bobsled World Cup finale in Igls on Saturday, Jan. 30 by claiming gold and silver medals as Kaillie Humphries drove to victory and Elana Meyers Taylor piloted her sled to a close runner-up result. Humphries, of Carlsbad, ...

Hockey bubble bursts; NWHL suspends season in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The National Women’s Hockey League suspended the rest of its 2021 season just one day before its playoffs were slated to start at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center. The league announced its decision on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, initially offering scant details but saying the ...

Whale drop out of NWHL season, leaving 4 teams

LAKE PLACID — A second team has dropped out of the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season at the Olympic Center. The Connecticut Whale forfeited a game against the Minnesota Whitecaps Monday and dropped out of the condensed two-week season, leaving four teams to vie for ...