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Pond hockey tourney postponed as tractor falls through Mirror Lake ice

LAKE PLACID — Ice at the center of Mirror Lake shattered beneath the weight of a tractor on Saturday. 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 hockey ...

NWHL team catches COVID, drops out of ‘bubble’ season

LAKE PLACID — And then there were five. The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday, Jan. 28 that the Metropolitan Riveters, one of six teams playing a scheduled two-week season at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, has withdrawn. And just like so many instances across the ...

Biathlon report outlines corrupt conduct, favors for Russia

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — A report commissioned by the International Biathlon Union stated Thursday there was evidence of "systematic corrupt and unethical conduct at the very top" of the governing body, especially in protecting Russia on doping issues. The report, published in a redacted ...

Home ice

LAKE PLACID — The 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena is home ice for three Northwood School alumni who returned this past week to play professional hockey in the National Women’s Hockey League “bubble” season. “If you had told me when I was going to high school there that, OK, ...

Lots of hockey played and more to come

LAKE PLACID — By the end of Tuesday evening, the National Women’s Hockey League had played eight of the 24 games it has on the schedule for its two-week condensed season in a “bubble” being played at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. And after all six teams in the league had ...

Van Ho hosts para bobsled, skeleton team selection races

LAKE PLACID — Para bobsled and skeleton racers put one competition in the books and have one more event on tap on the mile-long track in Lake Placid this winter. On Thursday and Friday Jan. 21-22, the sliders held their United States national team selection races at Mount Van ...

NYSEF names Scanio athlete of the month

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s Andrew Scanio was named the New York Ski Education Foundation’s Athlete of the Month. Scanio is a 15-year-old biathlon and cross country athlete who is currently a sophomore at Lake Placid High School. He learned to ski age four and started training ...

Start record leads to silver

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Elana Meyers Taylor and Sylvia Hoffman, of Arlington, Texas, set a start record en route to a silver medal performance in women’s ing’s women’s bobsled World Cup racing on Sunday, Jan. 17. Kaillie Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs of Los Angeles, for ...

Women’s pro hockey league action starts this weekend

LAKE PLACID — Drop the puck! After seeing no official hockey games played at the Olympic Center for more than 10 months, those words can ring out again this weekend as the National Women’s Hockey League begins a condensed two-week season in Lake Placid. The cornoravirus pandemic ...

Skiers praise new venue as Van Ho hosts 1st races

LAKE PLACID — In hosting its first weekend of racing this winter, the New York Ski Education Foundation had the honor of breaking in a brand new facility at the totally rebuilt Nordic center at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The event was the annual Harry Eldridge Memorial races held on ...

LP’s Hochschartner, SL’s Garso competing in Germany

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A mix of IBU Cup veterans will team with up-and-coming athletes to form the 12-person roster for U.S. Biathlon at the first two IBU Cups of the season that started Thursday in Arber, Germany. After being delayed due to COVID and with no December racing, around 190 ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID: Lucy Hochschartner, biathlete

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lucy Hochschartner, a Lake Placid resident who graduated from St. Lawrence University in the spring of 2020 and was recently named to a US Biathlon roster to compete in two International Biathlon Union competitions in Europe this ...

Canceling LP tradition regrettable but correct decision

Last New Year’s Eve, many of us were skating into 2020 on the Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval. For some, it had become an annual family tradtiton for the 13 years I have been organizing the event. It was something families could look forward to every year while helping out a great ...

Weibrect to lead reestablishing PSC alpine program

PAUL SMITHS — While colleges around the country are dropping varsity sports programs, Paul Smith’s College has been on a mission for over a year to bring more competitive sports to its 14,000-acre campus in the Adirondacks. After officially announcing the addition of Nordic skiing, ...

Stars on Ice skips 2020 performance

LAKE PLACID — In Lake Placid during the holidays, there are treasured traditions that can always be relied upon: Main Street’s holiday decorations, the Holiday Village Stroll weekend, skaters gliding at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and Stars on Ice at the Olympic Center. Stars on Ice ...

Hochschartner targets a career in biathlon

LAKE PLACID — Lucy Hochschartner grew up in Cascadeville a short distance from the 1980 Winter Olympic Nordic ski trails and biathlon stadium at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Now she’s looking to become one of an elite club of Adirondackers who have competed on the international stage in a ...

Historic win for Tara Geraghty-Moats in Nordic combined World Cup

RAMSAU, Austria — American Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairlee, Vermont) made history Friday, Dec. 18, skiing to a hard-fought victory by just 1.5 seconds in the first-ever FIS Nordic Combined World Cup for women in an idyllic mountain setting at Ramsau am Dachstein. It was an emotional win ...

How the NWHL set its bubble in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — While event planning is never a simple task, it is one that has become especially complicated in 2020, with many added layers to consider in pulling off something large-scale both safely and effectively in the midst of a pandemic.  In November, the National Women’s Hockey ...

Busy, different season at oval

LAKE PLACID — Long considered one of Lake Placid’s most prominent and popular venues, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval is ready for a busy holiday week with new schedules and COVID-19 safety procedures. In previous years, the greatest factor in when the Oval opened and how it operated was ...