Thursday, June 29, 2017

Meet Regional Past, Future Winter Olympians In Lake Placid

Meet past and future winter Olympians Thursday afternoons this summer at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. The Meet an Olympian program is a unique opportunity for visitors to speak with several regional Olympians about their journey to the Games and learn more about what it takes to be an Olympic athlete.

The program kicks-off Thursday, July 6, from 3 to 5 pm with ski jumper Tara Geraghty-Moats, who is looking to compete in February’s Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Two-time Olympic alpine Super-G medalist Andrew Weibrecht follows her, on July 13. Weibrecht returns to the Museum, July 27, with alpine Olympic hopeful Cecily Decker.

Lowell Bailey, 2017 World Biathlon Champion and three-time Olympian, joins fellow biathlon teammate and three-time Olympian, Tim Burke on Thursday, July 20, while American luge athlete Chris Mazdzer, a two-time Olympian, will be on hand August. 3.

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is located at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. All scheduled athletes are subject to change and additional past and future Olympians may join the program. Admission for the Meet an Olympian program is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ and juniors 7 – 12, visitors age six and under are free.

For more information and for updated weekly scheduled appearances, call the museum at (518) 302-5326 or click here.

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