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Rosen hands CEO reins over to McGuire

LAKE PLACID — John Rosen was sipping coffee while watching the sunrise, soaking in retirement with his wife, Nancy Rosen, at a campground in Oregon. It was July 2019, and the furthest thing from Rosen’s mind was the sliding sports of bobsled and skeleton. That is until he got a call ...

Lake Placid junior lugers earn top 10s

OBERHOF, Germany — USA Luge ended the Junior World Championships on Saturday, Feb. 22 in warm and windy Oberhof with a fourth-place result in the team competition, while doubles teams Sean Hollander and Michael O’Gara took sixth, Dana Kellogg with Duncan Segger were eighth, and Maya Chan ...

USA Luge ends competitive season in the coming weeks

LAKE PLACID — With the international luge season winding down in the coming days, attention turns to the annual domestic races in March that close the competitive season for USA Luge. Koenigssee, Germany is the site of the World Cup finals Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1, as the ...

Lake Placid rejoices in its Olympic past, builds for its future

LAKE PLACID — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid’s sports landscape are largely under construction again these days, a plan that walks a tightrope ...

Athletes describe their Olympic roots in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Four Olympians and two aspiring Olympians — ranging from ages 16 to 65 — shared stories about their relationship to this village’s Olympic legacy Monday, Feb. 17 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The event — “Lake Placid’s Olympic Legacy: An Athlete’s ...

Short track action speeds through Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - Combining the thrill of NASCAR racing, the precision of cycling and the speed and agility of hockey, short track speedskating is one of the most extreme sports on skates. Fifty competitors representing three countries - the United States, Canada and Hong Kong - sped into the ...

SLP combines to earn regular season title

SARANAC LAKE - The first-year combined Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team is Section VII's regular season champion.SLP clinched the title on home ice Friday, Feb. 14, defeating Northeastern Clinton 2-1 in overtime at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.In an up-and-down the ice battle between the ...

Jack Shea Sprints bring in racers of all ages

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Speed Skating Club racing series continued Feb. 9-10 with the Jack Shea Sprint Championships attracting nearly 40 skaters from throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to 500- and 1,000-meter races both days to determine the age category and overall ...

Castillo earns bronze in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - Dave Nicholls of Israel and Canada's Lonnie Bissonnette each earned gold and silver medals in Para-Bobsled World Cup races held Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7 at the Mount Van Hoevenberg run in Lake Placid.The IBSF competitions featured a field 20 athletes representing a ...

ESWG skaters pick up speed

LAKE PLACID - It's not common to see both long track and short track speedskating happening simultaneously in Lake Placid, but during the Empire State Winter Games Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, skaters could compete in one or both disciplines.More than 70 skaters participated in the long track events, ...

Figure skaters well represented at ESWG

LAKE PLACID - Figure skating has always been the largest sport represented in the Empire State Winter Games, and this year was no exception with nearly 600 single and dance competitors and 30 synchronized skating teams participating Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. All levels were represented, and ...

Paul Smith’s College opens new esports lab

PAUL SMITHS - Game on.The Paul Smith's College esports lab is now a reality. It's fully stacked with 15 gaming PCs, four 32-inch TVs, multiple Nintendo Switch consoles and high-end gaming chairs designed after NASCAR driver seats.Esports Coach Matt Bailey said the lab is a huge step up from the ...

SLP captures Lake Placid Carnival tourney title

LAKE PLACID - The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team captured the title of the Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Tournament with a 4-3 victory Saturday, Feb. 1 over Rye at the Olympic Center's 1932 Rink.For decades, Lake Placid's boys hockey team hosted the event, and this year marks a ...

Empire State Winter Games celebrates 40th year this week

LAKE PLACID - More than 2,000 athletes of all ages are predicted to descend on the region this weekend.They will compete in 20 different sports at the Empire State Winter Games, an annual event that local municipalities, organizations and business sponsors have run since the state dropped it in ...

Marsicano returns to give back

LAKE PLACID - Over 15 years ago, a promising young short track speed skater named Trevor Marsicano started training for long track on the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval, hoping to train in both styles of skating. He would go on to skating glory in long track, winning a World title and ...

Local athletes compete at Youth Olympic Games

ST. MORITZ, Swtzerland - The Youth Olympic Games events commenced Friday, Jan. 17 on the hand-crafted, iconic track in St. Moritz that is created from ice, snow and slush. The course, a five-hour train ride from Lausanne, begins on the edge of the village and ends in nearby Celerina. The youth ...

Church reaches first World Cup podium

IGLS, Austria - Hunter Church, Josh Williamson, Jimmy Reed and Kris Horn claimed the bronze medal in four-man bobsled World Cup in Igls on Sunday, Jan. 19. It was Church's first week in Igls, but his enthusiasm was bigger than his inexperience."This sport is my passion," Church said. "There ...

Henry’s Kids program ushers in next generation of speed skaters

LAKE PLACID - On Thursday and Sunday afternoons, local children rush onto the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in flashy blue rental speed skates. Some wear helmets, snow pants or athletic wear; others wear casual clothes and cautiously take a few laps.Usually wearing a bright red jacket, former ...

Irving Jaffee skaters undaunted by challenging conditions

LAKE PLACID - The Irving Jaffee Single Distance Championships persevered through rain, snow and challenging ice conditions on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12 as skaters raced several distances of their choice in preparation for qualifying meets.Of the nearly 60 competitors, most were ...