Codd skates toward lofty goals (article)

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Originally published in the Lake Placid News, Week of September 21 – 28 2016 LAKE PLACID– On cold winter afternoons at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid you may have seen a handful of rugged individuals determinedly pursuing their dreams of Olympic success in the face of a …

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Munoz takes training to next level (article)

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Originally published in the Lake Placid News, Week of September 15-21 2016: LAKE PLACID–The Lake Placid Olympic Oval, which in the past has served as a training venue for Olympic champions like Charles Jewtraw and Jack Shea, has also helped develop more recent speed skating champions like Apolo Anton Ohno, Shani Davis, …

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Exclusive-Full Interview with Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue

Hubbell and Donohue perform in the Lake Placid Saturday Night Ice Show July 16th (Photo by Christie Sausa, Lake Placid Skater).

Hello All, As part of my “Meet the Skaters” series for the Lake Placid News, I was fortunate to interview ice dancers Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue this summer in between performances at the famous Lake Placid Saturday Night Ice Show. The article was online briefly in it’s entirety but is …

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Guest Skater Interviews and Photo Post, Summer 2016 (updated)

Erika Choi Smith and AJ Reiss perform in the last Saturday Night Ice Show of the summer 2016 season. (photo by Christie Sausa/Lake Placid Skater)

I can’t believe the summer’s over already! Here in Lake Placid, it’s already starting to feel like fall, with cool mornings and evenings ( a week ago I was wearing tank tops and shorts, but I had to wear fleece while riding my bike to Crossfit this morning). For those of …

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Bradley & Denney/Coughlin Interviews, Ice Show Photos, and more

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Believe it or not, the summer is almost over in Lake Placid–after this week, the summer camp and adult week ends, closing another nice summer season. Before that happens, though, there are two more shows and a test session coming up. What else has been going on this summer? Read on! …

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Saturday Night Ice Show resumes, LPIDC Results

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Hello everyone! After a two week break from Saturday Night Ice Shows due to the Ironman Triathlon and the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, the Saturday Night Ice Show series resumes tonight with guest skater Andrew Torgashev, (replacing former guest skater Tyler Pierce). You can read more about Andrew in my …

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Ice Show Photos, Competition Photos, & Articles

Hi everyone, What a hot week it has been here in Lake Placid! The past few days we had two rainstorms and sunny, humid weather. With a week like that, best to be in an ice rink staying cool!