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ORDA logoORDA to host a celebration of movement and its Olympic legacy on June 23 

Lake Placid, NY – The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will host a series of activities on Thursday, June 23, commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games and the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The day celebrates being active and living the Olympic values around the three pillars of Olympic Day, “move, learn and discover,” and is marked by hundreds of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from around the world.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to “Celebrating Sanctuary: Saratoga’s Thoroughbred Aftercare,” an event that will bring awareness to therapy horses and thoroughbred retirement on Saturday, June 18. The Museum will offer free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the day’s activities will feature the unveiling and first signing of artist Greg Montgomery’s 2022 Travers Stakes poster.

CooperstownHere’s the Best Pitch You’ll Get All Season!

Cooperstown, N.Y. -- Just in time for Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season on April 7, a trio of baseball-oriented destinations in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland have organized the ultimate road trip for travelers who are ready to get out of their dugouts this year for a long-overdue “away game,” whether their roster includes kids, a significant other, or fun friends.

The “Round-Tripper” is a baseball-themed triple play that encourages visitors to follow the path of the Susquehanna River as it winds its way along a 444-mile path, beginning, passing through and ending in three of the most baseball-centric places in America: Cooperstown, New York, the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, and Harford County, Maryland.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Nine paintings from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s collection of artwork by Richard Stone Reeves will be on display in the Museum’s Link Gallery beginning Wednesday, March 9. The Paintings of Richard Stone Reeves will be exhibited through 2022.

Portraits of Hall of Fame members Cicada, Exceller, Gallorette, Ruffian, Susan’s Girl, and Sword Dancer will be featured. The exhibit also includes portraits of champion One Count and Brookmeade Stable standout Sailor. The portrait of One Count, gifted to the Museum by the iconic artist, was the first of 20 paintings by Reeves acquired by the Museum.

ORDA logoWeekend Races to Draw 400 Athletes to Mt. Van Hoevenberg

Lake Placid, N.Y. – The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is thrilled to host the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Super Tour/New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Eastern Cup at Mt. Van Hoevenberg this Saturday & Sunday, January 29th & 30th. The Super Tour will gather approximately 400 of the nation’s top cross-country ski athletes to race on the new competition trails each day, and it will be the largest event staged at the facility since its recent modernizations. This Super Tour also serves as a test event for the FISU World University Games, which will take place January 12-22, 2023.

We Are NYNorth Country Welcomes Elite Collegiate Winter Sports Athletes for the first time since 1972

Public Invited to Take Part in Activities Celebrating One-Year from Winter Edition of World University Games

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the official kick-off to the One-Year Out Celebration for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. The winter edition of the 11-day cultural exchange and sporting event returns to the United States and Lake Placid January 12-22, 2023, after a 50-year absence.

Brave Women FLXVirtual race celebrates brave women of the Finger Lakes

Auburn, N.Y. – Registration is now open for the Brave Women FLX Winter 100K virtual challenge, taking place remotely from Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2022. Participants from all over the country are challenged to walk, hike, run, snowshoe, snowboard, ski, skate, skip, shimmy, shuffle, stroll – or all of the above – as they tally up 100 kilometers while celebrating brave women past and present in the Finger Lakes. Race information and registration is available at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/FingerLakes/WhereBraveWomenWinter

IronmanLake Placid, NY -- The results of the IRONMAN Task Force Committee community survey are in and the numbers show that there is generally support for the IRONMAN race, but there are opportunities for improvement to make the event more favorable for locals and regional residents.

The survey was released by the IRONMAN Task Force and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and ran from October 20 to November 1. With the goal of understanding the impact of the IRONMAN race on the community, respondents were asked about specific positive impacts, as well as challenges, associated with hosting the IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon. 1,598 complete responses were used in data analysis, with respondents segmented by zip code to best understand how the race is viewed based on location.

We Are NYNew 19,000-Seat UBS Arena Accomplishes Major Milestone of Overall $1.3 Billion Belmont Park Redevelopment Project

New LIRR Elmont-UBS Arena Station Completed

otal Project Expected to Create 10,000 Jobs, Generate $2.7 Billion in Economic Activity

Photos of the New Arena Available Here

Aerial Video of New Arena Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of UBS Arena, which will bring the New York Islanders back home to Long Island. The new arena marks a major milestone in the overall $1.3 billion Belmont Park Redevelopment Project, which is transforming 43 acres of underutilized parking lots into a premier sports and hospitality destination. In addition to being the new home for the New York Islanders hockey team, the UBS Arena will feature concerts, live entertainment and other events throughout the year.

Adirondack MacMascot Designed by Kristina Ingerowski, Farmington Native and Fashion Institute of Technology Sophomore 

Nearly 150 Submissions Received from Entrants Across 35 Counties 

 Mascot Photos Available Here 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Adirondack Mac will serve as the official mascot for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. The moose mascot was designed by Kristina Ingerowski, a sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a native of Farmington, Ontario County. Adirondack Mac will be a highly visible symbol of the Games, which attract a global audience. Mac will appear in various forms including a live, costumed character; as merchandise including toys, stuffed animals, apparel and other souvenirs; and in promotional materials. The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games are scheduled for January 12-22, 2023. …

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