Lake Placid Opens New Permanent Ice Skating Exhibit

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 13 2013 - 12:48 PM

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the Olympic Center, is excited to announce 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. This professionally designed exhibit will engage visitors through the use of interactive activities, graphic text panels and much more.

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, please visit http://www.whiteface.com/facilities/olympic-center/olympic-museum

– ORDA –

Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speedskating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.

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