Thursday, December 29, 2011

‘Skate into the New Year’ to Benefit Food Pantry

All are invited to attend the 4th annual “Skate into the New Year” skating party on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, a benefit for the Lake Placid Food Pantry, on December 31 from 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

“Skate into the New Year” began in 2008, the brainchild of Adirondack Almanack contributor Christie Sausa, a local skater who responded to complaints that there was “nothing to do” in Lake Placid on New Year’s Eve. The substance-free family-friendly event was a huge success the first year, with approximately 600 skaters in attendance.
“The goal of the event is always to support the youth in the community,” said Sausa. “Admission this year is $5.00 per person, plus a non-perishable food item for donation to the Lake Placid Food Pantry, if possible.” Students with valid school ID are granted free admission.

“Skate into 2012” sponsors include the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club, Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition, Lysek’s Hillcrest Inn, Ashley’s Cafe, Price Chopper, Hannaford Supermarket, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, WSLP, the Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Compass Printing, Mountain Lake Communications and the Lake Placid Skate Shop.

For more information about Skate into the New Year, search for the “Skate into 2012” Facebook event page, or contact Christie Sausa at 518-637-8078 or by email at


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