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Shea ice built for figure skaters

July 19, 2019 LAKE PLACID — White, black or unpainted — which ice color is best to skate on? Frequent visitors to the 1932 Jack Shea Arena in Lake Placid’s Olympic Center might notice something different these... more »»

‘The Greatest Showman’ takes centerstage in Lake Placid

July 18, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The finale of the July 13 Saturday Night Ice Show was set to the song, “The Greatest Show” from the 2017 musical hit The Greatest Showman, appropriate considering that the skater wh... more »»

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

June 24, 2019 LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. more »»

Terdiman ready for another season with Mazdzer

May 17, 2019 LAKE PLACID — An unusual arrangement emerged on the USA Luge team last season, as Olympic silver medal-winning solo slider Chris Mazdzer joined Jayson Terdiman on the doubles sle. more »»

Luge World Cup to make another stop in Lake Placid

April 22, 2019 LAKE PLACID — The International Luge Federation (FIL) announced its World Cup racing schedule for the upcoming winter, and it includes a Thanksgiving weekend stop in Lake Placid. more »»

Weibrecht surrounded by family at induction

April 18, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Less than a year after concluding a ski racing career that produced Olympic silver and bronze medals, Andrew Weibrecht of Lake Placid, was among eight skiers, boarders and snow sport... more »»

‘Miracle on Ice’ scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

April 18, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men’s ice hockey team’s victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. more »»

Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp a family affair

April 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Mark Strbiak, 51, was sitting on the far end of the bench just before the third period of the gold-medal game at the Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp. His team was in the lead. more »»

Goalie Rumbough earned his fame at MOI Fantasy Camp

April 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Everyone knows goalie Stanley Rumbough at the Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp, not just because he’s the oldest, but because he gained a reputation as a save king in the ne. more »»

Making a goal count

April 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Bill Baker, defenseman on the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, walked back and forth in the players’ box at the Herb Brooks Arena. more »»

Rookie Berryman sees familiar faces at fantasy camp

April 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Taylor Berryman started attending hockey games at a young age. more »»

‘This rink looks the same’ to ’80 winger Eric Strobel

April 12, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Eric Strobel sat in the top row of the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena and watched the final games of the 2019 Miracle on Ice Fantasy Cam. more »»

'Miracle on Ice' camp

April 5, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Lunch was over, and the team draft for the 5th annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp was running one hour late at the Crowne Plaza Resor. more »»

Weibrecht to be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

April 5, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Upon concluding a ski racing career that included Olympic silver and bronze medals, Andrew Weibrecht of Lake Placid will be among eight skiers, boarders and snow sport officials to be... more »»

Guts, determination and impressive driving

April 1, 2019 LAKE PLACID — With just 13 racers competing in Lake Placid over the weekend, the 2019 IBSF Para Bobsled World Championships certainly didn’t feature a big field. more »»

USA Luge move

March 29, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Almost three years after New York state promised to give USA Luge $5 million to help build a new start ramp in this town, construction is set to begin in Apri. more »»

Rasmussen looks to continue winning ways in Lake Placid

March 29, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Christ Rasmussen has had a pretty good World Cup season in para-bobsledding, earning multiple trips to the podium as the series made its way around the world this winter. more »»

Jacobo feeds off adrenaline for para-bobsledding success

March 29, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Steven Jacobo is a self-described adrenaline junky, so hurtling himself down the bobsled track this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg doesn’t rattle the 28-year-old at all. more »»

Olympians Bailey, Burke hope to grow biathlon in Lake Placid

March 29, 2019 LAKE PLACID — Four-time Olympians Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will soon be teammates again, but they are not the only things coming together for biathlon in the United States — and specifically for... more »»

Bailey, Burke to take on leadership positions

March 22, 2019 HOLMENKOLLEN, OSLO, Norway — Four-time Olympian Lowell Bailey has been named as U.S. Biathlon’s high performance director, and will return to Lake Placid to serve in the position that begins May 1. more »»


Lake Placid Diet

Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

June 20, 2019 It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirro. more »

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