Going Huge: 2nd Annual Lake Placid Huck and Tuck Hits Kodak Pool

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 24 2005 - 02:50 PM

LAKE PLACID, New York ??” Rodeos, D-spins, Flat spins, Mute Grabs, Corks, Dinner Rolls and more wait as the Olympic Village delivers a summer-ending splash on Saturday August 27. It’s the 2nd Annual Lake Placid Huck and Tuck and it will take the plunge at the Kodak Sports Park on Rt. 73 at the MacKenzie-Intervale Ski Jumping Complex.

Local and regional freeskiers and riders will impress with their steeziest moves off the single kicker into the 750,000-gallon pool. The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will offer a first prize for the open class winner of a pool pass worth $500, which allows the winner use of the pool next summer. The Lake Placid Huck and Tuck’s mantra is “the greater the dare the bigger the air.” It’s that all-important “wow” factor that the celebrity will consider in determining a winner. With that, the contestants are “free” to improvise. The action begins with a day of training on Friday, August 26 on the trampoline, ramps and rails from 8 AM ??“ 5 PM. Training resumes at 8 AM Saturday with two qualifying rounds to follow. The finals are slated for 1 PM.

Participants must be intermediate skiers or better. Anyone interested in competing should contact Richie Morgan at (518) 523-8831. Entry fee is $50 per contestant and includes all of Friday’s and Saturday’s activities. At the adjacent freestyle hill, ORDA will bring snow from the Olympic Center and deposit it on the winter competition site allowing skiers and riders to session a rail on the real stuff.

Daily entry fees are $12 for adults and $7 for juniors and seniors. Admission includes access to the Lake Placid Huck and Tuck as well as a chairlift ride up the ski jump landing hills and a 26-story elevator ride to the top of the 120 meter ski jump tower for unparalleled views of the Adirondacks. Centerplate, ORDA’s concessionaire, will serve food and beverage at the venue.

For more information on ORDA venues and events as well as web cams from five locations, please log on to www.orda.org.