LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Several of the United States’ best up and coming ski jumpers and aerialists will be taking to the skies when they compete at the Olympic Jumping Complex, in Lake Placid, N.Y., this week. A field of 19 athletes will soar more than the length of a football field when they vie for the U.S. Ski Jumping Cup, Wednesday, Feb. 12. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, some of the country’s rising aerials will soar as high as 50 feet into the air during the Lake Placid Freestyle Nor-Ams.
While the world’s best ski jumpers and aerialists are in Sochi, Russia competing in this month’s Olympic Winter Games, this is your chance to see the next generation of future Olympians. Not only will ski jumpers be vying for the U.S. Ski Jumping Cup, Wednesday, but the prestigious Art Devlin Cup will also be up for grabs. The 2013 Art Devlin Cup measures excellence over the two October Flaming Leaves events and this K-90 competition.
Jumping is slated to begin with trial round competition, at noon, followed by the first round at 1 p.m. The second round will immediately follow.
Following Wednesday’s ski jumping, the action will move over to the Olympic Jumping Complex’s aerial park for Saturday and Sunday’s Freestyle Lake Placid Nor-Ams. Watch in amazement as some of the best freestyle skiers compete as they twist, flip and spin into the air before safely landing.
Action for both Saturday and Sunday begin at 1:15 p.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m.
Admission to both the ski jumping and aerial events is $16/adults and $10/junior and seniors. Admission is free with the purchase of the Olympic Sites Passport. The Olympic Sites Passport is available, for $32, at any ORDA venue, or the ORDA Store on Main St., in Lake Placid.
For more information about the U.S. Ski Jumping Cup, the Freestyle Lake Placid Nor-Ams, as well as all of the events taking place on ORDA’s Lake Placid Olympic venues, log onto www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.
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— 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 speed skating 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.