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Castillo earns bronze in Lake Placid

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Governor proposes $147M more for Olympic venue upgrades

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LAKE PLACID - Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his budget address Tuesday, proposed $147 million in new capital funding for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority to keep upgrading winter sports venues.The proposed investment came as part of his 2020-21 Executive Budget proposal, and if approved ...

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

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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

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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 ...

Juniors christen new ski jumps

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 ...