In the tradition of the two-time Winter Olympic village, Lake Placid will pay tribute to its returning athletes who competed last month in Sochi, Russia
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WHO: Many 2014 Winter Olympians, highlighted by bronze medal winner Erin Hamlin (luge), double bronze medalists Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton (bobsled), and silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (alpine skiing). Other members of Team USA that competed in Sochi will participate. More Olympians will be announced later.
WHAT: A parade down Main Street in Lake Placid, starting at the intersection of Cummings Road. It will end at The Cottage Café with speeches from the Sochi medalists. The event will conclude after the comments with a fireworks display provided by Clauss Chiropractic. Read more »
New General Manager Mike Voutsinas, team’s board of directors to answer questions on February 25 at Buffalo Wild Wings
Auburn, N.Y. - The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League, Single-A Short-Season affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that the team will host a “Meet the Staff” event on Tuesday, February 25, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Auburn. The event is open to the public and fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions to the team’s new General Manager, Mike Voutsinas, as well as members of the Auburn Community Baseball Board of Directors.
“I am looking forward to meeting more great Auburn Doubledays fans,” said Voutsinas. “Feedback from the community is critical to our organization as we prepare to offer an outstanding product in 2014.” Read more »
Highmount, N.Y. —The snow is fantastic and there is more in the forecast for the upcoming week at Belleayre Mountain. The snowguns have been blasting around the clock and the groomers have been out every night making tons of corduroy for perfect skiing each day! If you are at home sitting around you have no idea what you are missing out on the slopes!
Get set on Feb. 15 for a jam packed evening of fun. The party will start just as the ski day winds down!
After hours film screening of Warren Miller’s Flow State at 4:30pm in the Garden Room
Pizza & wings will be available for purchase from 5:30 on (with a 40% discount on food for season pass holders). Read more »
Saugerties, N.Y. - HITS Endurance, the event management company behind HITS Triathlon Series and HITS Running Festivals, has announced that Olympic silver medalist, New York City Marathon Champion and acclaimed author, Meb Keflezighi, has partnered with the organization as the Race Ambassador for the upcoming Kiwanis Kingston Classic, presented by HITS Endurance April 27, 2014 in Kingston, New York. Meb’s attendance at the New York event will be his first public appearance after the 2014 Boston Marathon.
“It’s an honor to include Meb in the Kiwanis Kingston Classic, presented by HITS Endurance race weekend and we are thrilled to offer our athletes the chance to meet one of the world’s most exceptional runners at the Pasta Party and on race day,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “Meb is an outstanding example of what dedication, hard work and good sportsmanship can achieve; and one that every athlete, parent and coach can learn from.” Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. — Once every four years the world comes together to watch the best athletes on the planet compete and challenge one another in their quest for winter Olympic glory. Here in Lake Placid, N.Y., the public can test their skills in the Whiteface Lake Placid Winter Challenge from Feb. 6-23.
In Lake Placid, known worldwide as the “Winter Sports Capital of the World,” the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is bringing you the chance to try all your favorite Olympic winter sports and compete with your friends and family for a chance to build memories and win a few prizes.
The Winter Challenge activities are alpine racing, biathlon, bobsled, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, hockey, luge, museum trivia, skeleton, ski jumping and speed skating. Read more »
Ski, Ride, Stay & Save in New York’s Adventure Capital this Winter
Greene County, N.Y. - In the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, winter is a time of adventure, when families and friends, beginners and experts, students and seniors, gather to spend the day skiing and riding at Hunter and Windham Mountains - two of New York State’s top alpine ski resorts offering January deals during “Learn a Snowsport” month.
As part of January’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, Hunter Mountain is offering participants a special “Bring a Friend” deal. Simply purchase a Single-Pak ticket for $59.25 and receive a free lift ticket. For added savings, buy a Beginner Single-Pak online to get 25% off a regular ticket price, ski or snowboard rental and a 90-minute group lesson. Discounts valid Sunday through Friday during non-holiday periods. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. — The world’s best freestyle skiers return to Lake Placid, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.Y. to compete in the FIS USANA Freestyle World Cup. Action will take place at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Whiteface Mountain. The jumping complex will host the men and women’s aerials competitions, where athletes twist and soar as high as 60 feet in the air before landing, while Whiteface will be the site of the moguls’ competitions. This is the final World Cup event before several nations, including the United States, select their 2014 Olympic teams. Read more »