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Lake Placid set to make sliding history again

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LAKE PLACID — This village — the host of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games — will make history once again next February, this time in the sport of para bobsledding. On May 18, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s Executive Committee accepted a proposal from ...

U.S. bobsled, skeleton seeks new athletes

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LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton is looking for new athletes who are interested in trying out for the sports in the hope of someday competing in the Olympic Winter Games. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation posted a press release on its website May 18 promoting ...

UP CLOSE: Baptism by fire for USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO

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LAKE PLACID — Aron McGuire was on the job as USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO less than a month before he had to make a huge decision. Should the organization cancel the U.S. national championships set for March 20-21 at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid due to the coronavirus pandemic? The ...

SL Fun Run summer series canceled

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SARANAC LAKE — We have all experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in great and small ways. At this time, it seems like things are beginning to “look up” while the state and country begin to reopen and our summer is slowly and cautiously regaining the shape we so quickly lost ...

Paul Smith’s VIC hosts weekly trail runs

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PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center is going to be holding its Summer Trail Run series starting this Wednesday, and continuing until July 28.  There will be a new course marked and left marked for the whole week starting on Wednesdays. The VIC also be ...

Popular ‘90-Miler’ paddling race canceled for this year

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The decision is based on the uncertainty of the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ...

LP’s Preston among PSC hockey recruits

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PAUL SMITHS — The Paul Smith’s College women’s hockey team will have an uptick in student-athletes on the ice next season. Eleven players, who represent eight different states from across the nation have been recruited for the purpose of competing in the Presidential Division of ...

Fegg takes over USA Luge head coach

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LAKE PLACID — USA Luge announced Wednesday the repositioning of its coaching staff. Bill Tavares, who started as a national team coach in 2010 and took over as head coach in 2017, has relinquished his position, but will remain with the team as it enters the upcoming winter World Cup and ...

‘90-Miler’ paddling race canceled for this year

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, in cooperation with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has decided to cancel the 2020 Adirondack Canoe Classic, originally scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The decision is based on the uncertainty of the direction of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Eric Chapman, CAN/AM Hockey Group

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed CAN/AM Hockey Group Director Eric Chapman on May 14 about how the cornonavirus pandemic has affected his business and what it means for the future. CAN/AM Hockey has been organizing hockey tournaments for youth and adults in Lake ...

CAN/AM Hockey, a Lake Placid staple, regroups amid virus

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LAKE PLACID — The CAN/AM Hockey Group based in Wisconsin is regrouping after canceling its final events at the Olympic Center this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Director Eric Chapman. Speaking by phone Thursday, May 14, Chapman talked about how the pandemic has ...

With no ice, skaters adapt to continue training

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LAKE PLACID — So many things have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world. With the required shutdowns of recreational facilities to curb the spread of the virus, and the cancellation of major sporting events including Lake Placid’s ECAC Hockey Championship and ...

World figure skating enthusiasts take figures online

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LAKE PLACID — All sports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps one of the hardest hit is figure skating and other ice-based sports. As non-essential businesses, most rinks have been closed, and social distancing requirements would preclude skaters from practicing ...

Lake Placid Soccer Centre overnight camps canceled

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LAKE PLACID — Overnight youth soccer camps operated by Lake Placid Soccer Centre have been canceled for this summer. The eight-day camp at St. Lawrence University was scheduled for July18 to 25. Lake Placid Soccer Centre opened its first summer camp in 1976, and the 43 years since then ...

Ironman postponed; Lake Placid triathlon seeks alternate date

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LAKE PLACID — The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, originally scheduled for July 26, was postponed on Friday and is hoped to be held later in the summer season. In a 27-second video clip on the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Facebook page Friday afternoon, ROOST’s Lake Placid ...

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Pavle Jovanovic dies at 43

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LAKE PLACID — Olympic bobsledder Pavle Jovanovic took his life on Sunday, May 3 at the age of 43. The Toms River, N.J. native started the sport of bobsled in 1997. He went on to win a World Championship bronze medal in 2004, and to finish seventh in both the two-and four-man events at ...

Lake Placid Horse Shows canceled this year

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LAKE PLACID — A string of 50 years in a row has come to an end. On Thursday morning, the board of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association unanimously voted to cancel the two-week-long equestrian events that had been scheduled to take place at the North Elba Show Grounds from June 23 to ...

Olympian Dorothy Hamill talks figures, fancy skating

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In 1976, the “Dorothy Hamill Skating Special” celebrated then-current Olympic and World champion Dorothy Hamill with a biographical song crooned by Gene Kelly. “Soon her family heard that she much preferred to become proficient on skates, and she saw the trick of arithmetic doing ...

USA Luge names 2020-21 senior national team

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Chris Mazdzer was supposed to be in Thailand this past weekend. The 2018 Olympic men’s luge silver medalist was going to be getting married there on Saturday, May 2, before resuming training for another World Cup sliding season. The wedding is postponed, just pushed back a year. The season ...