International Children's Games

international children's games

January 6-11, 2019  |  lake placid

Lake Placid will be the first United States city to host the International Children's Winter Games, and we are excited to welcome the world once again to our region. Lake Placid has twice played host to the Olympic Winter Games, in 1932 and 1980. Lake Placid has a long history of international sports competition and currently hosts many international events each year.

The ICG is dedicated to pursue the common goal of forming nation-linking friendships through the exercising of sports and the arranging of sports competitions. The goal of the International Children's Games is to enable, develop and advance the meeting, understanding and friendship of students from different countries, and to advance the Olympic ideals. The city of Lake Placid will offer competition for youth ages 12 to 15 in the sports of Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, and Speed Skating (both long and short track). Entry into competition for the ICWG is by invitation.

In addition to sport competition, Lake Placid will offer cultural exchange events, entertainment programs and more, to help create lasting friendships and memories. The city of Lake Placid and the state of New York welcome the children of the world to the 2019 International Children's Winter Games! To visit the official site of the 2019 International Children's Winter Games, click on the "Learn More" button below. 

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General Information
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Home of the "Miracle on Ice" and Eric Heiden's five Olympic Gold Medals in 1980, and Sonja Henie's Olympic Gold Medal in 1932.
Watch ski jumpers fly the length of a football field, aerialists twist and turn in the air, and see the best panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Take a spin on our Olympic Speed skating oval, where Eric Heiden won five gold medals in 1980 or sit by the bonfire and sip a cup of hot chocolate and watch the skaters twirl by.
Whiteface boasts the greatest vertical drop of any resort east of the Rocky Mountains & is the undisputed Winter Sports Capital of the World!
Schedule

January 6, 2019

2019 International Children's Winter Games | Schedule of Events

  • Begins at 10:00 am - Delegation Check-In at the Lake Placid Conference Center
  • Begins at 10:00 am - VIP Credential Pick-up at the Crowne Plaza
  • 7:00 pm - Ice Cream Social at the Lake Placid Conference Center

January 7, 2019

2019 International Children's Winter Games | Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 am - Technical Sports Meeting

Sports Training:

  • TBD - Hockey at the 1980 & USA Rinks in the Olympic Center
  • 10:00 - 11:50 am - Girls Figure Skating Practice at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Boys Figure Skating Practice at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Speed Skating at the Olympic Skating Oval
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Cross-Country at the Olympic Jumping Complex
  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Biathlon at the Olympic Jumping Complex
  • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm - Alpine Skiing at Whiteface Mountain
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Freestyle Skiing at Whiteface Mountain
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Snowboarding at Whiteface Mountain
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm - Opening Ceremony at the 1980 Rink in the Olympic Center

January 8, 2019

2019 International Children's Winter Games | Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Hockey Tournament in the 1980 & USA Rinks in the Olympic Center
  • 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Girls (Short) Figure Skating at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm - Boys (Short) Figure Skating at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speed Skating at the Olympic Skating Oval
  • 8:30 - 11:30 am - Cross-Country at the Olympic Jumping Complex
  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Biathlon Olympic at the Olympic Jumping Complex

alpine skiing AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN

  • 8:15 - 9:15 am - Warm Up / Inspection
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am - Girls 1st Run
  • 10:00 - 10:30 pm - Boys 1st Run
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Inspection
  • 12:30 - 1:00 pm - Girls 2nd Run
  • 1:00 - 3:30 pm - Boys 2nd Run

freestyle skiing at whiteface mountain

  • 8:30 - 9:45 am - Warm-up
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Qualifications
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm - Finals Warm-up
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Finals

snowboarding at whiteface mountain

  • 8:30 - 9:45 am - Warm-up
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Qualifications
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm - Finals Warm-up
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Finals

festivities

  • 6:15 - 7:45 pm -  Parade Downtown and Fireworks held at Mid's Park
  • 7:45 pm - Movie Night at the Palace Theater

January 9, 2019

2019 International Children's Winter Games | Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - USSSA Expo at Lussi Hill
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Hockey Tournament in the 1980 & USA Rinks in the Olympic Center
  • 2:00 - 5:30 pm - Girls (Free) Figure Skating at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 6:00 - 6:45 pm - Boys (Free) Figure Skating at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speed Skating at the Olympic Skating Oval
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Cross-Country at the Olympic Jumping Complex
  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Biathlon Olympic at the Olympic Jumping Complex

alpine skiing AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN

  • 8:15 - 9:15 pm - Warm Up/Inspection
  • 9:30 - 11:00 am - Qualifications
  • 12:00 - 2:30 pm - Finals

snowboarding AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN

  • 9:00 - 10:30 am - Cross Training/Inspection
  • 10:45 - 11:30 am - Cross Time Trials
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm - Cross Finals

January 10, 2019

2019 International Children's Winter Games | Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Hockey Tournament in the 1980 & USA Rinks in the Olympic Center
  • TBD - Figure Skating Team at the 1932 Rink in the Olympic Center
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am - Cross-Country Skiing at the Olympic Jumping Complex
  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Biathlon Olympic at the Olympic Jumping Complex

alpine skiing AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN

  • 8:15 - 9:15 am - Warm Up/Inspection
  • 12:15 - 2:30 pm - Ski Cross

Freestyle skiing AT WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN

  • 9:15 am - 2:30 pm - Team Ski Cross

festivities

  • 7:00 pm - Closing Ceremony at the 1932 Rink
  • 7:30 - 10:00 pm - Athlete Dance Party 1932 Rink & Home Base (Lake Placid Conference Center)