Thursday, December 12, 2013

Olympic Museum Exhibit Features Skater Sonja Henie

Sonja HenieThe Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, has announced the opening of their new, permanent exhibit, “Sonja Henie: Perfection on Ice.” Sonja Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater, to include three Olympic crowns and six European championship titles.

Her innovative skating techniques and glamorous demeanor transformed the sport permanently and confirmed its acceptance as a legitimate sport in the Olympic Winter Games.

To celebrate the exhibit, a reception will be held at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum on Friday, Dec. 27, from 8 -10 p.m. Scheduled to appear are the “Holiday Festival on Ice” skaters. Cocktails and desserts will be available. There will also be a silent auction, ending at 9:30 p.m.

Perfection on Ice was designed by The Exhibition Alliance of Hamilton, N.Y. The artifacts to be displayed will feature fine arts, costume design and cultural artifacts from the world of figure skating.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. A $10 donation to benefit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is encouraged. Space is limited. The deadline to request a ticket is Friday, Dec. 20. To Reserve your ticket, please call (518) 302-5326.

To see what else the museum has to offer visit their webpage.

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