orda.JPGLake Placid, N.Y. - Lake Placid hosts the world for two weeks in February 17-26-for the Bauhaus FIBT Bob and Skeleton World Championships. Catch all of the action in five disciplines-women's bobsled, men's two-man bobsled, men's four-man bobsled and men's and women's skeleton-plus live entertainment, fun activities for the whole family and fireworks displays! The Lake Placid Skeleton Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex is your childhood sled on overdrive. Thirty miles per hour never seemed as fast as when you are laying on your stomach rocketing down an icy chute. Times may vary, so please call to verify schedule or make reservations.  Must be 13 years of age. For more information, please call 518.523.4436 or log on http://www.whiteface.com/activities/skel.php. Visit the Olympic Jumping Complex ride the glass elevator located in the 120K jump all the way to the top of the observation deck and see first hand what the view looks like as ski jumpers prepare to launch themselves through the air over the length of a football field. The panoramic view from the jumper's preparation room reveals the Adirondack High Peaks, and is one of the most breathtaking sites in the area. For more information call 518.523.2202 or click on http://www.whiteface.com/activities/jumptour.php Whether it is in one of our three indoor rinks located in the Olympic Center, or on the famed outdoor Speed Skating Oval where Eric Heiden blazed into history when he set an Olympic record by winning an unprecedented five gold medals, you will can come skate with Olympic history during our Public Skating sessions. Adult $8; Junior / Senior $5 Skate Rentals - $3. For skating times and venue location please call 518.523.1655 or 518.523.1420 or you can refer to http://www.whiteface.com/activities/index.php Biathlon...the only sport that involves cross country skiing and marksmanship. The Be a Biathlete Program at the Olympic Sports Complex Biathlon Center begins with a ski lesson and then its time for a turn on the range to zero your shooting skills. For more information call 518.523.2811 or see http://www.whiteface.com/activities/biathlete.php. Interested in winter sports? Stop by the Lake Placid Olympic Museum located in the Olympic Center, catch up on winter sports lore by exploring the displays and exhibits that tell the stories of our winter sports world and its legacy. The Museum is open for you, your family and friends to visit Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information call 518.302.5326 or click on http://www.whiteface.com/activities/museum.php


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