What: The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) with regional partners, ROOST, and the Adirondack North Country Sports Council will host a “Lake Placid Athlete Parade & Welcome Home Olympians” celebration recognizing the 2022 Beijing Olympians, regional Olympians, athletes in town for March events, and Olympic hopefuls. The community is invited to watch, wave, and cheer for the top performers in winter sports, including many who have recently competed in Beijing.
When: Thursday, March 24, 5:30-7:00 pm.
Where: The parade will begin at 5:30 pm and proceed down Main St. and into the James C. Sheffield Speedskating Oval where the community celebration activities will be staged.
Who: Olympic athletes from regional to returning Beijing Olympians, athletes in town participating in major events (US Biathlon National Championship, USA Bobsled, 2022 FIS Continental Cup, NCAA DIII Men’s College Hockey Championship, and more), and local and regional Olympic hopefuls. Plus, the Lake Placid Middle High School Marching Band, police, fire vehicles, and more.
The post-parade community celebration will also feature athletes and guests speaking on the Olympic ideals and philosophy that drive their pursuit of excellence.
Additional Details: Becoming an Olympian requires passion, and the passion for winter sports enjoys a permanent home in Lake Placid, the Winter Sports Capital of the World. In maintaining world-class venues and staging events at all levels of competition, ORDA nurtures that passion and powers the dreams of aspiring athletes. The event is an opportunity to recognize the achievements of the region’s Olympians and let those dreams echo boldly across the village, through the surrounding mountains, and beyond.