Codd skates toward lofty goals (article)


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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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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Ashley Cain, Ross Miner skate in Lake Placid


Ashley Cain, Ross Miner headline Saturday Night Ice Show The August 8 Saturday Night Ice Show boasted 34 skaters mostly from the New Jersey and Metro area, who were joined by guest skaters Ashley Cain, a National and International   medalist, and Ross Miner, a National medalist and World competitor. …

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Lake Placid skaters and Paul Wylie on WPTZ segment


This segment was found on the Weather Channel and WPTZ’s website (our local Plattsburgh-based tv station). It discusses Olympic Town Lake Placid’s “Olympic Fever” leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Skaters, Paul Wylie included in WPTZ Lake Placid segment In the clip, you can see …

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Mirai Nagasu article and ice show photos


Hey everyone, Happy weekend! I’ve been super busy so apologies for the delay in posting…Ironman Lake Placid (the huge triathlon that comes to Lake Placid every year) is in town and I have been busy writing other articles, transcribing interviews, and working at the Skate Shop. Click HERE to  read my …

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Trixi Schuba Article Posted!


Hi everyone, Check out my article about 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skating legend Trixi Schuba!  Watch for the full transcription of the interview, coming soon! Best, Christie     Share

Janet Lynn and Doug Razzano articles posted!


Hi everyone, It’s Thursday, which is the day the Lake Placid News for the week is published and my articles appear online! You can read about Janet Lynn’s love of school figures and her upcoming participation in the World Figure Championship HERE and Doug Razzano’s retirement from skating and future …

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New “Skating Away in Lake Placid” post


Some of my long-time readers might remember my Lake Placid News blog, called “Skating Away in Lake Placid”. I wrote on it fairly frequently for a while until school made it difficult for me to continue (you might remember, I took a semi-hiatus from LPS as well). So now I’ve …

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Black Flies and Brackets–My Latest Writings


Hi everyone, It’s time for the summer skating season! I’m thrilled to see all my skating friends and make new ones! I’ve been busy here organizing the store and getting ready for another fun summer–stop in and visit us if you are here! I’ve also been writing quite a bit–check …

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World Figure Championship & Figure Festival Coming to Lake Placid (UPDATED)

UPDATE: I have just received confirmation that the registration for the Championship & Festival is NOW OPEN! Visit the official website to register. Check out this article I wrote for the Lake Placid News–a new and exciting event is coming to Lake Placid this summer!   Back to the basics: …

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