Saranac Lake-style support

A flag-waving crowd of hundreds arrived in front of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace early Thursday morning for a live viewing of hometown hero Chris Mazdzer racing with the U.S. Luge team at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Mazdzer won a silver medal in the individual race Sunday, but had to settle for fourth in Thursday’s team relay. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival royalty were among the hundreds who gathered at the ice palace Thursday morning to watch live coverage of the Olympic luge team relay race. From the left are: King Clyde Baker, Archbishop Chris Bell, Chamberlain Drew Benware, Princess Victoria Smith and Queen Nancy LaBombard. The group was displaying a life-sized cutout of Saranac Lake's Chris Mazdzer. (Enterprise photo — Catherine Moore)
Jason Smith props his daughter Tessa on his shoulders during Thursday’s event. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Saranac Lakers Beryl Szwed (holding green handbag), and Janet Simkins (in white) were among the hundreds of faces in the crowd rooting on Chris Mazdzer and his USA Luge teammates Thursday. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Chris Mazdzer’s dog Obi stands on a truck during Thursday’s watch party at the Ice Palace. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Alex Grossman, USA Luge junior team member Duncan Segger and Jill Cardinale-Segger made the trip from Lake Placid for Thursday’s watch party at the Ice Palace. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Joe Szwed of Saranac Lake bangs a skillet while chanting for luge men’s singles silver medalist Chris Mazdzer. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)