Skaters to be honored in Lake Placid

— The Village of Lake Placid, N.Y. and the Skating Club of Lake Placid will celebrate the careers and achievements of pairs figure skating icons Lyudmila and Oleg Protopopov during a special figure skating show, Saturday, Sept. 3, to be held in the Olympic Center’s 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena.

The Saturday night show is expected to bring several figure skating stars to Lake Placid to honor the Protopopovs including Richard “Dick” Button. Before becoming the sport’s most recognizable analyst, Button skated to two Olympic titles and is credited as the first skater to ever land the double-axel. Button successfully landed the jump during the 1948 Winter Olympics.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Admission for adults will be $10 and $8 for junior and seniors. All proceeds from this event to benefit the Skating Club of Lake Placid (SCLP).

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