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Juniors christen new ski jumps

LAKE PLACID - They're jumping again in Lake Placid.On Thursday, Jan. 9, four elite junior Nordic athletes were the first jumpers to soar off the newly rebuilt 90- and 120-meter towers at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex since the two big jumps were updated to bring them to a world class ...

Jewtraw launches Oval’s metric racing season

LAKE PLACID - The Charles Jewtraw All Around Championships on Jan. 4-5 was the first metric meet of the Lake Placid speed skating season, and attracted 30 competitors racing four distances on the historic Olympic Oval.The annual meet is named after local legend Charles Jewtraw, who won the ...

Bullock nets game-winner in OT to lead SLP past PHS

PLATTSBURGH - The Saranac Lake Placid hockey team claimed a big league victory, knocking off Plattsburgh 3-2 in overtime Tuesday at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House.SLP had lost its last two games in non-league contests in Middlebury, Vermont at the Buster Brush tournament after Christmas, and ...

2019 was a hall of fame year for Jim Shea Jr.

LAKE PLACID - U.S. Olympic skeleton gold medalist Jim Shea Jr. was recently inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, four months after being named to the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Hall of Fame.Shea's parents, Judy and Jim Shea Sr. of Lake Placid, were at the Oct. 14 induction ceremony ...

ORDA adds luger Jayson Terdiman to sponsor athlete lineup

LAKE PLACID - U.S. luger Jayson Terdiman is joining his doubles partner - Chris Mazdzer - as a new face of this village as the state Olympic Regional Development Authority has signed him up as a sponsor athlete.Mazdzer has been in the sponsor athlete program for multiple years, meaning he gets ...

Sledders ready for round 2 in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID - It's round two of sliding in Lake Placid this weekend as the second set of World Cup bobsled and skeleton races take place at the Olympic Sports Complex.The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's season-opener was originally slated to take place two weeks ago in Park ...

Lake Placid ready for more World Cup bobsled, skeleton

LAKE PLACID - It's round two of sliding in Lake Placid this weekend as the second set of World Cup bobsled and skeleton races take place at the Olympic Sports Complex.The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's season-opener was originally slated to take place two weeks ago in Park ...

Humphries golden in American debut

LAKE PLACID - Kaillie Humphries proved that she can win at any track, in any sled, and for any country in her return to women's bobsled competition this weekend in Lake Placid after taking a year off.Humphries, a Carlsbad, California resident who won the 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold medals for ...

Speed skating season ready for liftoff

LAKE PLACID - Some time around November every year, speed skaters throughout the United States and Canada start anxiously looking toward Lake Placid, waiting for the James Sheffield Olympic Speed Skating Oval to be ready for skating. The Lake Placid oval is one of several 400-meter ovals in the ...

Welcome, world: We’re ready for bobsled and skeleton

LAKE PLACID - The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will host its first of two International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation Bobsled World Cup events this weekend at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg.The World Cup - with competition slated for Saturday and ...

ESWG adds new para-bobsled, ski jumping categories in 2020

LAKE PLACID - New para-bobsled, ski jumping and e-sports categories will be added to the Empire State Winter Games schedule next year, officials announced Wednesday. Tupper Lake is also expected to host a new athletes' village.The 2020 ESWG are expected to kick off Jan. 30 across the Tri-Lakes ...

Paul Smith’s College pioneers competitive gaming in Adirondacks

PAUL SMITHS - Stephanie Tyski has a competitive desire that for a long time she could not satiate. She used to play volleyball, but after suffering a serious concussion, sports were a no-go. She spent the rest of her high school career and some of her college years missing that sense of rush ...

U.S. Luge collects five medals on home ice

LAKE PLACID - The cold air that moved into the Adirondacks over the weekend made for fast ice at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track for the Viessmann Luge World Cup Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Track records were set, the U.S. luge team walked away with five medals, and the U.S. doubles sled ...

Adirondack Health Turkey Trot attracts 233 participants

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Health 5K Turkey Trot drew a large crowd Thursday, Nov. 28 as 233 runners/walkers congregated at the Olympic Speedskating Oval for the annual charity race.Brian Woods was the first overall finisher to cross the line, recording a time of 17 minutes, 33.7 seconds on a ...

USA Luge’s coming home party

LAKE PLACID - Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher gave the United States National Luge Team its first medal of the season at the first World Cup in Innsbruck/Igls, Austria this past weekend, and the team is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week on their home track training for World Cup ...

Woronoff combines movement and artistry on ice

LAKE PLACID - Veteran figure skater and movement innovator Beth Woronoff thrives on performing, and her shows always leave an impact. Her most recent performance, as the lead in a short film, "Kuma Brings the Pearls," which debuted at the Lake Placid Film Festival this year, once again ...

Luge season ready for liftoff

LAKE PLACID - Nearly nine months has elapsed since the last Viessmann World Cup luge race was held. Fast forward to the new 2019-2020 season, and the tour finds itself reconnecting on the familiar ice of Igls, Austria where the campaign gets underway Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24.Close ...

Lake Placid newcomer earns World Figure & Fancy Junior title

LAKE PLACID - Any visitor to the Lake Placid Olympic Center might see 19-year-old Anne Bennett practicing what many might consider a forgotten part of the sport until recently: figures.What they might not realize is that her dedication to the discipline earned her the Junior title at the 2019 ...

UP CLOSE: Wylie returns to town

LAKE PLACID - The first time figure skater Paul Wylie set foot in Lake Placid, he was at the cusp of becoming a teenager and already well into his athletic career. Little did he know he would eventually live here and work for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority.It was 1976, and ...