Adirondack Sports Council to Host Virtual Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2020

CONTACT: Chris Carroll, Lake Placid 2023 Winter World University Games Head of Marketing Sponsorship and Communications, Email: [email protected], Tel: 518-249-6706. Ext 104

Adirondack Sports Council to Host Virtual Town Hall, this Monday, Sept. 21, to Update the Region on the 2023 Winter World University Games

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. —- The Adirondack Sports Council will host a virtual town hall, this Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be on the progress being made toward the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, that Lake Placid and the Adirondack region will be hosting January 12-22, 2023.

The virtual meeting will be streamed through the Adirondack Sport Council’s YouTube channel and area residents can view and listen in through their computer, tablet, or phone.

Saranac Lake resident and 2018 Men’s Single Luge Olympic Silver Medalist, Chris Mazdzer, will be the host for this event. Panelists will highlight the global scale of the Games and their economic impact to the region. Other topics include the State’s continued commitment to the region and vision for ORDA and its venues. As sustainability continues to be a focus for the Games, panelists will discuss how the venues and housing will have a lasting impact on the region.

Presenters will include Oleg Matytsin, President of International University Sports Federation (FISU); James McKenna, President/CEO of the Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST); Ashley Walden, Executive Director of Adirondack Sports Council; and Mike Pratt, President/CEO of the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA)

 A question and answer panel will follow the presentations featuring Walden and Chris Carroll, Head of Marketing, Sponsorship and Communication at the Adirondack Sports Council.  Businesses and residents are encouraged to participate and invited to email the panelists ahead of time with questions or comments to [email protected].

 As the largest university winter multi-sport competition in the world, the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, are expected to bring more than 2,500 athletes along with coaches and officials to the region. Student-athletes will compete in twelve sports throughout the North Country and Adirondack region including alpine and nordic skiing, ski jumping, nordic combined, biathlon, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, short track and speed skating and snowboarding.

 For more information about the 2023 Winter World University Games, log onto

 MEDIA ADVISORY: Media are welcome to attend the virtual town hall in person. The event is being held in the Olympic Center’s Herb Brooks Arena-1980 Rink. Media will need to check-in no later than 6:30 p.m. at the Olympic Center box office and be guided to reserved seating. To adhere to social distancing protocol, media must contact Chris Carroll, Email: [email protected] or Tel: 518-649-2619, by September 21 at noon, 2020 to reserve a seat.