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Lake Placid to host college hockey, skiing championships

— Men’s and women’s events include the giant slalom, slalom and cross country races with events to be held at Whiteface Mountain and the Mt. Van Hoevenberg ski areas.

“ORDA and in particular Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt Van Hoevenberg are just thrilled to bring the NCAA Championships back,” Blazer said. “I have no doubt that we will provide the competitors with world class facilities and experienced event administration making this Championship one to remember”

The event will be jointly hosted March 11 through 14 by Lake Placid, Wilmington, ORDA, the New York Ski Education Foundation and St. Lawrence University acting as the host school.

“We are thrilled to have received these events to showcase the university and North Country to student-athletes from across the country,” St. Lawrence director of athletics Margie Strait said. “The facilities in Lake Placid and our very own Merrick-Pinkard Track at Leckonby Stadium should provide the competitors and fans with an excellent experience in 2015.”

For more information on the Division III men’s hockey and Division I men’s and women’s sing championships, visit championships.ncaa.org.

Currently, the Olympic Center hosts the NCAA Division I’s East Coast Athletic Conference’s championship tournament at the Herb Brooks Arena.

The tournament returned to the Olympic Center in 2013, with Union College taking the crown. The 2014 tournament is scheduled to take place March 21 and 22, with semifinals taking place at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, followed by the championship game Saturday, March 22.

For more information on the ECAC men’s hockey championships, visit the website ecachockey.com.

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