16 Feb Special Event: Relive the Miracle
It happened in our backyard…
Our region was host to the greatest sports moment of the 20th century, and one that inspired a nation to believe in miracles.
35 years ago in Lake Placid, the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team beat the odds, and the Soviet Union.
And now we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate that historic event with our neighbors and the members of the team that achieved the impossible.
RELIVE THE MIRACLE
Be there for a special multi-media presentation at the Olympic Center on Saturday, Feb. 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
With first-person accounts from members of the 1980 team, audio, video, interviews, testimonials and mementos never seen before, this promises to be a momentous night that will appeal to more than just hockey fans and history buffs; it is a celebration of a very significant part of the Adirondack region’s heritage.
THE WORLD IS WATCHING
For those who have them, attendees are encouraged to wear their authentic 1980 Winter Olympic memorabilia.
This event will be covered by several major media networks, including NBC, CNN, FOX and ESPN. We’re expecting to fill the arena, and to recreate the rafter-rattling, emotional and electric atmosphere that filled the air there 35 years ago!
SPECIAL SUNDAY EVENTS
The Relive the Miracle event on Saturday is part of the eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, a three-day nationwide celebration of the sport.
On Sunday, NBC will host a live studio show from the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Visitors and residents are invited to take advantage of FREE open skating from noon to 8 p.m. and free hockey clinics all afternoon at the oval!
General admission for the event will be $19.80 and can be purchased at the Olympic Center Box Office or online at www.miracleonicereunion.com.