Junior skating competition set to take to Lake Placid arena ice

— For the third time in its history, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and the Olympic Center, in Lake Placid, N.Y., will play host to an International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix competition, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

The event which will feature more than 100 athletes from 29 countries and will include competition in ladies, men, pairs and ice dancing, all taking place in the historic 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena. Lake Placid also played host to this event in 2007 and 2009.

Single day admission is $10 for adults, $6 for juniors, seniors and students. The all-event pass is $25 for adults and $15 for juniors, seniors and students. Children six and under are free. Group rates are also available and tickets may be purchased at the Olympic Center box office.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, Aug. 30 (3:30 p.m.): Men’s Short Program, Pairs Short Program.

Friday, Aug. 31 (11 a.m.): Ice Dance Short Program, Ladies Short Program, Men’s Free Skating, Medal Ceremony for Men.

Saturday, Sept. 1 (9:30 a.m.): Ice Dance Free Skate, Pairs Free Skate, Ladies Free Skate, Medal Ceremony for Ladies, Ice Dance and Pairs.

Now in its 16th season, the JGP Series consists of seven international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of four designated events). The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Dec. 6-9, in Sochi, Russia.

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