LAKE PLACID - It took less than 24 hours for officials from the Lake Placid region to join forces and save the Empire State Winter Games, and now there's a new Web site for athletes and visitors interested in finding out more about the popular winter event.
In November, the state said it was pulling funding for both the summer and winter Empire State Games.
But in a matter of hours, the towns of Wilmington and North Elba, the village of Lake Placid, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, and the state Olympic Regional Development Authority announced the games were still on.
With infrastructure already in place, officials said hosting the winter games would still be possible at a relatively low cost.
Last week, www.empirestatewin-tergames.com was launched in order to provide information regarding the games, as well as a portal for athlete registration.
The site was designed by Ad Workshop in Lake Placid. The site also features an event blog and an alumni section.