The 8th annual “Skate into New Year” skating party on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid will benefit the Lake Placid Food Pantry. The event will be held on December 31st from 10:30 pm until 12:30 am.
“Skate into New Year” began in 2008, the brainchild of Christie Sausa, a local skater who responded to comments that there was “nothing for families to do” in Lake Placid on New Year’s Eve. The substance-free family-friendly event has donated thousands of dollars to charity in the past eight years.
“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 2015” sponsors and supporters include the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club, the Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition, Lysek’s Hillcrest Inn, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Hannafords Supermarket, WSLP, the Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Compass Printing, and the Lake Placid Skate Shop.
For more information about Skate into the New Year, contact Christie Sausa at (518) 637-8078 or by email at [email protected].