Lake Placid to host unique figure skating event Oct. 1-2
LAKE PLACID – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces it will host a unique event, new to the figure skating world — the Dick Button Festival of Artistic Skating – to be held on Oct. 1 and 2.
ORDA is bringing artistic skaters and professional companies to Lake Placid, where Dick Button began his unprecedented career spanning more than seven decades.Success at figure skating competitions requires a combination of athleticism and art, and this event will bring together performers, skaters, choreographers, and skating performance companies in a celebration purely focused on the art of skating. This event is presented in honor of Dick Button, a legend known around the world, one who is not only a Lake Placid icon but also a figure skating hero.
The event is open to the public and includes performances on Saturday afternoon in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena by Ice Theatre of New York, Next Age, World Figure and Fancy Ensemble, American Ice Theatre, TJ Carey skating “Serpentine Loop,” choreographed by Elin Schran, and “Grace” by Ice Dance International.
Tickets for the full event are $25 Adult (20-65), $20 Senior (65+), $15 Teen (13-19), and $15 Junior (7-12) and include access to the performances, workshops, and clinics. Guests may choose what sections to attend. A Gold Circle VIP ticket is also available for $50, which includes a meet-and-greet session with the performing artists.
The full schedule, tickets, and other event details are available at: lakeplacidlegacysites.com.