Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games’ Mascot Makes Public Debut



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

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games officially debuted its Mascot, Adirondack Mac, today, Saturday, November 13, 2021, during the Mt. Van Hoevenberg’s Open House and Job Fair. 

The Mascot was welcomed by hundreds of people, who came to explore the new Mountain Pass Lodge and try the new mountain coaster and indoor rock climbing. Guests also learned about upcoming events this winter on the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) modernized Lake Placid venues,  job and volunteer opportunities and kids’ winter programming.

Adirondack Mac was designed by Kristina Ingerowski, a sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a native of Farmington, Ontario County. Adirondack Mac will be a highly visible symbol of the Games and showcase the beauty, charm and sports heritage of New York’s Adirondacks.

Adirondack Mac will embark on a tour around New York State, raising awareness of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games and the North Country region, showing up at various events and activities.  Fans can follow Adirondack Mac on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #adirondackmac.  

The FISU World University Games is an international sports and cultural event staged every two years in a different city. The 11-day competition, January 12-22, 2023, draws 2,500 collegiate athletes and coaches for competitions in various disciplines including alpine, freestyle and cross-country skiing, biathlon, speed skating, curling, figure skating, hockey, short track speed skating and snowboarding. The Games will utilize many area sports facilities throughout the North Country region, including the Olympic venues managed by ORDA. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Photos of Adirondack Mac can be found HERE. Photo courtesy Lake Placid 2023.