To the editor:
I'd like to thank the town and everyone involved who made it possible for us to have big outdoor skating rinks and a skating track on Mirror Lake.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, I met Grove and Sarah Potter from Buffalo, N.Y., who came out to Lake Placid to celebrate the Olympics. They raved about skating on Mirror Lake and said, "We'll be back, and we'll be telling all our friends about it!" Friends of the Potters who also made the trip from Buffalo said that they heard about Mirror Lake skating on TripAdvisor and the Whiteface Lake Placid website - and they said they'd be back again, too.
I really do hope that Lake Placid will do this again year after year and possibly expand it so that we can have hot chocolate and cider vendors alongside the rink like they do at the Ottawa Rideau Canal. How about creating a Winter Weekend Festival? I believe this will expand the popularity of Lake Placid as a special winter vacation place and bring more revenue to our town.