USA Canoe Kayak is pleased to INVITE your National Federation or Club to the 2014 Lake Placid International Regatta. After fourteen years as the Event Director, Terry Kent has turned the event over to USA Canoe Kayak for this year and future years.
I wish to thank Terry for his long standing support of Sprint Canoe/Kayak in the US. The LPI has become a highly competitive competition with top crews from Team Canada, Atlantic region, Quebec and Ontario annually making the trip to Lake Placid. In the last two years National Team athletes from Mexico, Australia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela have entered the LPI to make this a truly international event.
The Village of Lake Placid has been extremely positive in providing guidance and support of the 2014 LPI. A special thank you is extended to Mayor Randall and all of the Village Councillors.
Our Team of certified Officials plus our many volunteers from both the US and Canada, will ensure the 2014 LPI is a memorable experience for athletes, coaches and parents.
In the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is the historic site of two Winter Olympic Games and provides a resort town setting for the annual Lake Placid International Regatta. Mirror Lake is the site for the LPI with the finish line a five minute walk to downtown and its many shops, restaurants and accommodations.
My hope is that you will make time to take the opportunity to visit the legacy Olympic installations nearby including the 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey arena, museums, bobsled and ski jump facilities. The latter is used daily in the summer by jumpers from around the world as well as the adjacent freestyle ski jump training pool. The USA Olympic Training Center is located within three miles of Mirror Lake.
Lake Placid is three hours by car from Ottawa, Canada and two hours from Montreal Trudeau International Airport. Albany, New York International Airport is also a two hour drive from Lake Placid.