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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lake Placid Winter 2015 Event Season Schedule

Below is a rundown of the events on Olympic Regional Development Authority's (ORDA) winter 2015 events’ calendar for your planning purposes. Dates and schedules are subject to change.

Jan 2-3, 2015 – New Year’s College Hockey Classic. Division III men’s ice hockey powers Hobart, Middlebury, Southern Maine and St. Michaels will square off at 4 and 7 p.m. both nights. The Classic opens with Hobart facing Southern Maine, followed by Middlebury skating against St. Michaels. On Jan. 3, St. Michaels and Southern Maine will face each other at 4 p.m. The 7 p.m. game pits Middlebury versus Hobart. All games will be played in the famed Herb Brooks Arena 1980 Rink. (Credential request form attached)

Jan. 29-31 – FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup.  The world’s best freestyle skiers return to Lake Placid and Wilmington to compete in the FIS 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. (Credential request form attached)

March 1 – Lake Placid Loppet and Kort Loppet.  Nordic skiers will converge on the cross-country ski trails at Mt. van Hoevenberg to compete in the 32nd Lake Placid Loppet. Inclement weather claimed last winter’s event.  Open to classical and freestyle skiers, the Loppet is a 50k race (31-miles) through the 1980 Olympic ski trails.  The vertical climb is just under 3,700 feet.

The 25k Kort Loppet, also open for classical and freestyle skiers, features a vertical climb of 1,850 feet.  The Lake Placid Loppet is part of the American Ski Marathon Series.
March 11-14 – NCAA Division I Ski Championships. The NCAA Division I Ski Championships return to Lake Placid for the first time in 32 years. Lake Placid, Wilmington, St. Lawrence University, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) will join to play host to the event.

Whiteface Mountain played host to the event in 1980 and 1982 when the championship was only for men’s skiing.
Today the championships feature men and women’s cross country skiing, men and women’s slalom and giant slalom for both men and women.

March 20-21 – ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship Tournament. The ECAC Hockey championships for a second straight postseason. The winner of this tournament receives an automatic bid to play in the NCAA championship tournament.  Last season, Union skated away with the crown en route to the school’s first-ever national championship title. The ECAC Men’s Hockey championship tournament will be played on the famed Herb Brooks Arena 1980 Rink.

Other events this fall and winter include New Year’s Ski JumpDec. 29Stars on Ice Skating ShowDec. 30North American Cup Bobsled RacingJan. 12-18Eastern Synchronized Skating ChampionshipsJan. 22-2434th Annual Empire State Winter GamesFeb. 5-8Nor-Am Freestyle Skiing (Moguls & Aerials),Feb. 9-16Harlem Globetrotter Basketball World Tour, Feb. 16;FIS Cup Ski JumpingFeb. 17

For more information on ORDA’s Olympic venues and events, visitwww.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

-- ORDA --
Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speedskating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development. 

2 Comments:

Blogger Jaisy Bonie said...

I've seen a couple of other events at other places, but this was my first time in here. It was amazing! Great venue for NY events, it's smaller than those bigger places but it is still a fair sized venue. Food was great and I think it's recently renovated - it didn't seem old or anything.

February 14, 2015 at 2:01 AM 
Blogger Out Rebound said...

I've seen a couple of other events at other places, but this was my first time in the best birthday party bar nyc. It was amazing! Great venue, it's smaller than those bigger places but it is still a fair sized venue. Food was great and I think it's recently renovated - it didn't seem old or anything.

July 30, 2015 at 3:18 AM 

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