CONTACT: Jon Lundin, Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Head of Communications & Media ([email protected]) Tel: 518-637-6885

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — A 10-day festival during the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games will make downtown Lake Placid a lively place, featuring daily medal ceremonies, free live music, games and entertainment, and winter sport related activities.

The Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games Festival will run from Jan. 13-22, along the village’s Main Street. Open from 1-9 p.m. each day the FISU Games Festival Village will feature places to both warm up and get pumped up for the duration of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games.

The Jan. 12-22 FISU Games is expected to bring together 1,500 collegiate athletes, age 17-25, from 600 universities in 50 countries to participate in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, freestyle and freeski, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, snowboarding, ski jumping, and speed skating. A total of 86 events in 12 winter sports make up the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. Besides Lake Placid, competition venues include Saranac Lake, Wilmington, North Creek, Canton, Potsdam and Clarkson.

Starting Jan. 13, the festival village is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. with medal ceremonies from FISU World University Games competitions taking place every night at Mid’s Park. On Jan. 22, medals will be awarded at the Games’ Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Center following the men’s gold medal ice hockey game. That evening will close with a performance on Main Street by Mix Master Mike and a live drone show over Mirror Lake (weather permitting).

Medal ceremonies at the festival village will be followed by free music on Main Street from 7:30-9 p.m. The festival also features warming domes, s’mores, hot beverages, ice sculptures, stilt walkers, ski and snowboard rail jams, and interactive games such as laser biathlon, luge, snowball cornhole tournaments, curling and hockey shot.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will showcase traditional skills, demonstrations and sell goods from the former Gap building next door. To add to the energy, local TV and radio will be broadcasting live from Main Street.

Entertainment continues into “Late Night Sessions” with more free live music at nearby Smoke Signals from 10 p.m. – midnight.

Featured artists on the Main Stage include Mercy Union, Dentist, Yawn Mower, Annie in The Water, Garcia Peoples, Jonathan Francis, Maddy O’Neal, and Marco Benevento.

Late night artists include DJ Matt Hagen, Jaren Hart, DJ Logic, The Comb Down, Delicate Steve and Echo Plum. JIM…, one of the area’s most popular bands from the mid-1990s, is reuniting to perform on the Main Stage and during Lake Night Sessions.

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