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I LOVE NY Logo - stackedComplements Hosting of the 2019 International Children's Games and 2021 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships  

Bid Supported by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council  

March 5, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the International University Sports Federation selected Lake Placid as the site for the 2023 Winter World University Games. Delegates from the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee and FISU signed a memorandum of understanding at the FISU headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland last week after nearly a year and a half of negotiations. This will be the second time Lake Placid has hosted the Games, the first time being in 1972, and the third time New York State has hosted, with Buffalo hosting in 1993. The Games have never been hosted by another state in the U.S.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – The 38th annual Empire State Winter Games will kick off on Thursday, February 1 and will run until Sunday, February 4 in Lake Placid. More than 2,500 participants will compete in 17 different sports during the three-day multi-sport festival.

The Games will kick off with an inaugural Torch Relay departing from New York City. A significant portion of their route between NYC and Albany will follow the future Empire State Trail. As a designated Empire State Trail Gateway, the Walkway Over the Hudson will be one of the main stops along the way.

1984_Winter_Olympics_opening_ceremonyCanton, N.Y. – Are you ready for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang? Learn more about the history of the Olympic Winter Games when Mark Friden speaks at noon on Thursday, January 18th, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. The talk will cover his involvement in figure skating as a competitor and as an official, leading up to his work for ABC Sports as their technical consultant for figure skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

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