Never a dull moment in the Adirondacks
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Our beautiful Adirondack Mountain summer is chugging along, and we know some of our guests are getting the kids ready to return to school over the next few weeks. But there is still lots to do and see here in August of a memorable summer.
Tomorrow night at 7:00, the Songs at Mirror Lake series concludes for the season in Mid's Park on Main Street in Lake Placid with a blues and soul night. Ruthie Foster will perform in a free show. Just bring your blanket.
Don't forget to check out the high flying freestyle skiers at 1:00 in their Wet and Wild Wednesday show at the ski jumping complex. These World Cup and Olympic athletes soar off the kickers and take the plunge into a 750,000 (that's correct) gallon pool.
The outside of the Shea arena is going retro. The rink is being restored to its original look dating back to the 1932 Winter Olympics. Fear not, however, as all events and programs are still running smoothly inside as work continues outside. (ORDA Photo)
Later in the week, watch our skating kids perform during Freaky Friday in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena at 4:30. The young figure skaters are in training all summer, and let their hair down each Friday with uniquely choreographed acts.
The Saturday Night Ice Show, also in the Jack Shea Arena, has been a Lake Placid summer staple dating back to the 60s. National team athletes headline each show, and Saturday night is no different. A new U.S. pairs team, Lindsay Davis and Mark Ladwig, will be among the entertainers. Showtime is 7:30.
Summer ski jumping is always a crowd-pleaser, and each week, the Olympic Regional Development Authority presents Soaring Saturday at 1 PM. Watch the athletes fly the same distances as they do in winter on the artificial surfaces of the 90 meter hill.
The front desk staff at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa can give you more info on the above. Please call them (518-523-2544) or stop by the desk.
This will fill your schedule this week. We'll keep you posted on more as we go through the month.