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World Cup luge season kicks off in Austria

November 21, 2018 IGLS, Austria — Nine months after Erin Hamlin carried the American flag into the Pyeongchang Opening Ceremony, followed by Chris Mazdzer’s Olympic silver medal two nights later, USA Luge is ready t... more »»

Freestylers prep for new season

November 20, 2018 PARK CITY, Utah — The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s moguls and aerials rosters have officially been named for the 2018-19 competition seaso. more »»

Biesemeyer back on US Ski Team

November 19, 2018 PARK CITY, Utah (November 16, 2018) – After a productive final prep period camp featuring sunshine, blue skies, “hero snow” and many very early, cold mornings at the U.S. more »»

USA Luge suits up for season

November 15, 2018 LAKE PLACID — With the new quadrennial cycle underway, USA Luge has commissioned Saranac Lake graphic artist Derek Lavoie to design the team’s race suits for the charge toward the 2022 Olympic... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Driving a bobsled with Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor

November 9, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor has the Olympic spirit. more »»

Fenczak’s influence growing in the North Country

November 1, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Skating coach, former national level ice dancer and current world figures competitor Marc Fenczak has always been drawn to Lake Placid. more »»

Uihlein-Ironman passes out sports grants

October 31, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, awarded $41,650 in grants this year to 17 athletes and nine organizations in the Tri-Lakes region. more »»

Antoine shifts into coaching position

October 26, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Before leaving the mixed zone at the completion of his fourth and final run at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, Matt Antoine said he was going to “take it easy, decompress a little bit”... more »»

Mazdzer, Britcher grab Norton titles

October 26, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Pyeongchang silver medalist Chris Mazdzer and his Olympic teammate Summer Britcher threw down the fastest two heats on Friday morning and cruised to victories in the first of two... more »»

Sarandeva continues to climb the figure skating ranks

October 25, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The 2019 North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships took place Oct. more »»

USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes take first runs of the season

October 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Winter has arrived in Lake Placid after a week of summer temperatures that threatened to push back opening day at the Olympic Sports Complex. more »»

Greubel Poser at the head of the class in retirement

October 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Jamie Greubel Poser barely missed making the Vancouver Games in 2010 as a brakema. more »»

Double up: Mazdzer sliding singles and doubles for USA Luge

October 15, 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist Chris Mazdzer is doubling up this winter. more »»

Community mourns Olympic speedskater Jeanne Ashworth

October 12, 2018 WILMINGTON — This area, the world of winter sports and friends and family lost an important person this month. more »»

Home pasture: War Horse settles into retirement life in hometown

October 5, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Andrew Weibrecht steers his pickup truck off the main drag of the Olympic village where he grew up and heads down a narrow, wooded dirt road to water’s edge, grabs a fishing pole an... more »»

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

September 21, 2018 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 b... more »»

Mazdzer returns to the ice in Lillehammer

September 19, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer will lead the USA Luge National Team back to the ice for fall training on Oct. more »»

Protopopov closes Adult Week with tribute to Ludmila

August 31, 2018 LAKE PLACID — Adult Skating Week ended with a standing ovation when the legendary 1964 and 1968 Olympic pairs champion Oleg Protopopov closed the adult skating exhibition with a poignant tribute —... more »»

West, Britcher dominate Italian start

August 28, 2018 MERANSEN, Italy — Two-time Olympians Tucker West and Summer Britcher captured their respective divisions Saturday in the annual international luge start competition in Meransen, Ital. more »»

Bradley puts on a show for large crowd

August 24, 2018 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Summer Figure Skating camp season concluded in spectacular fashion Aug. more »»

GIVING BACK: USA Luge seeks funds to double training runs for juniors

August 17, 2018 LAKE PLACID — For luge, athletes may train for a couple of hours at the ice track, but only about seven minutes is actually spent slidin. 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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