###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 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. CONTACT: Jon Lundin, ORDA public relations coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (518) 523-1655 ext. 5313
Albany, N.Y. --- A redesigned I SKI NY custom license plate from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be made available, Tuesday, Nov. 22, to motorists statewide to not only show their enthusiasm for this popular winter sport but also help support winter recreational facilities in New York State. Ten dollars of the initial fee will go to help support ski areas statewide. The I SKI NY plate will be available in both passenger and commercial class, but only through the trade association Ski Areas of New York. You can call the organization at (315) 696-6550 or visit their Web site at www.iskiny.com/. Those who have the previous version of the plate will be able to upgrade to the latest design for $28.75, either on-line or by calling Custom Plates at (518) 402-4838. First-time registrants can purchase the I SKI NY plate with a standard plate number assigned by DMV for an initial fee of $70. The annual fee of $31.25 is in addition to the standard registration renewal fee. The plate can also be personalized with two to six character, including spaces, for an initial fee of $101.25. The annual renewal fee for a personalized I SKI NY plate is $62.50. In addition to being available for passenger class vehicles, the I SKI NY plate will also be available with the International Symbol of Access (ISA) on it for any registrant with a disability who qualifies for such a plate. Any individual qualifying for an ISA must contact Custom Plates before submitting his/her application.