Posts Tagged ‘Skeleton’

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Lake Placid Native among USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame Inductees

2 woman BobsleighLake Placid native and award-winning photojournalist Kay Jones will be among four inductees into the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame on March 23 at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, just outside this two-time Winter Olympic community.

The ceremony, slated for the Mountain Lodge at 5:30 PM, will be held in conjunction with the BMW IBSF World Cup finals in Lake Placid. Season long champions in all sliding disciplines will be crowned on the demanding mile-long chute March 22-24.

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Olympic Authority Announces Season-Opening NAC Cup at Mt Van Hoevenberg

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LAKE PLACID — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces the North American Cup (NAC) season-opener taking place Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Mt Van Hoevenberg Sliding Center.

The NAC circuit brings together international competitors for men’s and women’s bobsled and skeleton races that count toward the overall season points standings. Athletes on the NAC tour are typically in a developmental stage as they hone their skills in competitive races that are just below the World Cup level. After opening in Lake Placid, the NAC tour will make stops in Whistler, British Columbia and Park City, Utah before wrapping up the season March 2-10 at Mt Van Hoevenberg. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup Returning to Mt. Van Ho

IBSF World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2016Jacqueline Lölling (GER, women’s skeleton), Kaillie Humphries (USA, 2-woman bobsleigh), Axel Jungk (GER, men’s skeleton) and Johannes Lochner and Francesco Friedrich (GER, 2-man bobsleigh) have won the first races in the 2019/2020 BMW IBSF World Cup season.

They will all be reappearing at the second World Cup race of the winter on the ice in Lake Placid. The only change is that the male bobsleigh athletes will be switching to the larger sleighs: After two 2-man bobsleigh races were held at the season opener, two 4-man bobsleigh races are scheduled for the second weekend. » Continue Reading.


Friday, October 18, 2019

Lake Placid Sliding Track Opens, Events Set

IBSF World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2016The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has opened the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track at the Olympic Sports Complex for U.S. national team training.

Workers have been working to chill the concrete and lay the ice on the 20-curve, mile-long chute on Mt. Van Hoevenberg, just five miles east from the two-time Winter Olympic village. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lake Placid’s Olympic Sliding Track Begins Season

IBSF World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2016The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) opened the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track at the Olympic Sports Complex for U.S. national team training on Monday, October 15th.

Workers chilled the concrete and laid ice on the 20-curve, mile-long chute on Mt. Van Hoevenberg, just five miles east from the two-time Winter Olympic village. Athletes from USA Luge as well as USA Bobsled and Skeleton will hit the ice to begin preparations for their World Cup campaigns. » Continue Reading.


Friday, January 5, 2018

North America Cup Sliding Sports Returning to Placid

2018 NAC Bobsled Skeleton LogoWhile the IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup series resumes this weekend in Altenberg, Germany, the North America Cup bobsled and skeleton series picks up again Monday, Jan. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 14, in Lake Placid.

For these athletes, not competing on the World Cup circuit, this is their final opportunity to qualify for February’s Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. » Continue Reading.



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