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Local Olympians chip in for PSC initiative

August 15, 2018 PAUL SMITHS — Five of the area’s most successful homegrown Olympic stars have joined the Paul Smith’s College Advisory Committee for Olympic Sports, which will help guide the college’s new Olympic... more »»

 
 
 
Late-summer Nordic bash

August 10, 2018 LAKE PLACID — It was a big day of celebrating Nordic skiing in August on Wednesday at the Olympic Ski Jump Complex with a little freestyle fun thrown in to boot. more »»

Miner flashes signature moves at Saturday Night Ice Show

August 9, 2018 LAKE PLACID — U.S. National silver medalist Ross Miner is a Lake Placid skating alumni, having trained, competed and starred in shows in the Olympic Center. On Saturday, Aug. more »»

Ice dancing tradition continues in Lake Placid

August 3, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid has a rich history in ice dancing. more »»

Para worlds coming to Lake Placid

August 2, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid has been awarded next year’s Para-Bobsleigh World Championships to be held at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex bobsled/ luge/skeleton track, according to a... more »»

Mortensen begins new chapter

July 28, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Matt Mortensen is the kind of guy who likes to go fast, but it was still a bit of a surprise when he announced — after logging his best World Cup season to date and another trip to... more »»

Skating stars stop in Lake Placid

July 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Elite ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue had clear goals for their 2017-2018 Olympic season: To become the national champions, place top three in the world championships... more »»

USA Luge seeks young talent through slider search

July 16, 2018 LAKE PLACID — White Castle and USA Luge are ready to capitalize on the Olympic momentum that began with Erin Hamlin’s 2014 bronze medal and continued with Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal four months... more »»

Up close and personal with LeDuc and Cain

July 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Saturday Night Ice Show series kicked off July 7 with national and international pairs skaters Ashley Cain and Tim LeDuc, who also taught a skating seminar to Lake... more »»

World Cup luge returns

July 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — USA Luge fans will once again be able to see 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer compete at the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding center this winter as the World Cup luge race return... more »»

Smith's road leads back to home soil

July 6, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Caleb Smith has traveled across the globe helping guide some of the world’s best skeleton racers to the highest heights of glory. more »»

Two-time luge Olympian Matt Mortensen retires

June 28, 2018 Matt Mortensen, a two-time Olympian in doubles luge and a five-time national champion, announced his retirement from sliding Wednesday after a career that spanned 20 years. more »»

Iced up and ready for the summer season

June 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — There’s new ice back on the rinks at the Olympic Center, and Lake Placid is ready to begin a new summer skating season on June 21 with world-class performers, exciting competitions... more »»

Transition phase: Weibrecht looks to future after retirement

May 21, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Olympian Andrew Weibrecht officially announced his retirement from alpine skiing recentl. more »»

Mazdzer’s last waltz on Dancing with the Stars

May 21, 2018 Despite delivering two well-received performances on “Dancing with the Stars” these past two weeks, Olympic luge silver medalist and Saranac Laker Chris Mazdzer and his professional dance partner... more »»

Designs for 2 sliding sports start ramps in the works

May 11, 2018 LAKE PLACID — If the state Olympic Regional Development Authority gets approval and finds the money, this village will have two start ramp facilities for its Olympic sliding sports instead of a... more »»

Sliding star shines

May 4, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Chris Mazdzer is a self-proclaimed non-dancer, but that didn’t stop him from Salsa dancing and swinging his partner in circles by his neck as she wrapped her thighs around him. more »»

Spring break, luge style

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — “Scary.” That was the word used most by people participating in the USA Luge Fantasy Camp last week when asked about their first time on a luge sled at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track. more »»

USA Luge signs Jim Leahy for another 4 years as CEO

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Just two months after Chris Mazdzer raced to an Olympic silver medal in South Korea, USA Luge has started to craft its staffing plans with designs on adding more hardware in 2022. more »»

Mazdzer's next act: Dancing with the Stars

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The endless season of Chris Mazdzer continued this morning when the 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist was named to the cast of ABC television’s "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes. more »»

USA Luge medal bump?

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The positive reaction to Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal for USA Luge at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was instantaneous, and it still resonates in the North... more »»

 
 

Lake Placid Diet

I won’t miss winter, but I will miss the shoveling. Really.

March 23, 2018 This week: 436 lbs. Last week: 433 lbs. Start (Jan. 2): 444 lbs. Total lost: 8 lbs. Now that spring is here, I’ll have to find new methods of exercise. more »

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