Dressing Up Lake Placid

New Banners Being Installed to Highlight Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — All area residents and visitors will have to do is look up to realize that the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games will soon be here. Today, the Village of Lake Placid began hanging banners, promoting the 11-day, January 12-22, 2023, competition and festival along Parkside and Mirror Lake drives.

“The Games are quickly approaching,” said Ashley Walden, Executive Director of the Adirondack Sports Council. “As visitors come in and out of Lake Placid, our hope is that this will help them feel the excitement and decide to return next winter to be a part of them.”

Village of Lake Placid Mayor, Art Devlin, added; “It’s hard to believe that we are a little more than 470 days out from this event which is expected to be twice the size of the 1980 winter Games. Excitement and anticipation grow daily, and Lake Placid and surrounding communities again look forward to being on the global stage, proudly displaying what this region has to offer for athletes, fans and travelers, alike.” 

The three different size display banners, highlighting the 12-sports that make up the Lake Placid 2023 Games, are also being installed on the village’s decorative concrete and aluminum light poles along Main Street and Olympic Drive.

As the largest winter multi-sport collegiate event in the world, the Lake Placid 2023 Games are expected to bring more than 2,500 student-athletes and coaches from 50 nations and 600 universities to Lake Placid and the North Country region to compete in the 12-sports and 86-events.  They will also participate in educational and cultural exchange programs.

Fans can follow the preparation leading up to the Games on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with @lakeplacid2023.