18 Jan Lake Placid Village and International Children’s Games to sign agreement in public ceremony
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Lake Placid, NY – The International Children’s Winter Games will bring the spirit of international youth competition to Lake Placid in 2019. With up to 1,000 athletes expected to participate from Jan. 6-11, 2019, the multi-sport and cultural event gives young athletes from around the world a chance to compete on a world-class stage.
Who: ICG President Torsten Rasch and Lake Placid Village Mayor Craig Randall, along with other members of the ICG.
What: Mr. Rasch and Mr. Randall will sign the letter of agreement officially announcing Lake Placid as the ICG host in winter 2019. The public is invited to attend.
Where: Olympic Jumping Complex, Intervale Lodge.
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10 a.m.
Modeled after the Olympics, the ICGs were created in 1968 with the goal of promoting peace and friendship. Each year, athletes ages 12 to 15 from about 60 cities around the world compete with their peers. Winter sporting events include alpine, freestyle, and cross country skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, figure and speed skating and hockey. Lake Placid’s event may include winter sliding sports.