New York, N.Y. --- Crews from Gore Mountain, in North Creek, N.Y., have arrived in New York City's Central Park to make snow ahead of Saturday's, Jan. 26, Winter Jam. Presented by the NYC Parks Department and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Winter Jam NYC is a free annual winter sports festival that encourages New Yorkers to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months. Activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, rail jam, Learn to Ski: skiing and snowboarding, plus live entertainment. Equipment will be provided at no cost. The event is scheduled (rain, snow or sunshine) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Park's band shell area. For more information, log on to http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/winter-jam/. Photo courtesy Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks.
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 speed skating 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 (518) 523-1655 ext. 5313