It's our history...and it's our here and now. 

We are known as the Winter Sports Capital of the World. We are home to the first indoor Winter Olympic skating arena, "The greatest sports achievement of the 20th Century - Miracle on Ice," Olympic medalists and host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. 

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Sports & Family

I have been a New York Rangers fan my entire life. When I heard that the team was coming to Lake Placid, in early-October, for a pre-season practice, I could hardly contain my excitement.

Featuring: Matthew Theis
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Taken too Soon

Whether it was his closest friends and teammates or young fans who cheered him on at a World Cup race, Steven Holcomb made everyone around him feel special and included.

Peter Sears talking to coaches
Striking Olympic Silver

Just like the 1980 team, the 1972 squad featured mostly college and university age players from the mid-west and New England. On the 1972 squad was Lake Placid native Peter Sears... 

Featuring: Peter Sears
Heiden on the podium at the 1980 Games
America's Golden Boy

Records are meant to be broken, but Eric Heiden's five Olympic speed skating gold medals at a single Olympic Games will forever stand the test of time.

Featuring: Eric Heiden
Daktronics 1980 Herb Brooks Arena scoreboard
Dak to the Future

Gone but not forgotten...the scoreboard that chronicled the historic "Miracle on Ice" is lowered to make way for the new state-of-the-art Daktronics video board

Featuring: Daktronics
Emily Sweeney, Erin Hamlin and Summer Britcher on the podium
For the Love of Luge

Photographer John DiGiacomo captures the raw emotions of the USA Luge Team

Featuring: John DiGiacomo
Charles Jewtraw. Photo courtesy of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum
A Lake Placid Legend

Do you know who won the first ever Winter Olympic medal? It's Lake Placid native, Charles Jewtraw.

Featuring: Charles Jewtraw
Phil Pritchard, left, posing with the Stanley Cup. Photo courtesy of HHOF Archives
Keeping the Cup

What it means to care for the greatest trophy in sports as told by the Keeper of the Stanley Cup, Phil Pritchard

Featuring: Phil Pritchard
Todd Marchant skating for Clarkson
The Power of Determination

ECAC Tournament champ, Olympian and Stanley Cup winner, Todd Marchant shares how determination led to his hockey success

Featuring: Todd Marchant
Team USA's Chris Mazdzer and Tucker West on the podium, Photo courtesy of John DiGiacomo
Underdogs on Top

Team USA dominates the podium on North American tour

Featuring: Sandy Caligiore, Photography courtesy of John DiGiacomo and Jake Sporn

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