’80s Family Fun Night at Olympic ski jumps Friday

LAKE PLACID — Continuing on with the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Jumping Complex will be hosting an 80s Family Fun Night Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is open to all ages and will have a variety of things to do and see.

The event will begin with a ski jumping exhibition off of the 20, 48 and 90-meter ski jumps. Along with the exhibition, there will be a chance to ride the new Skyride gondola and glass-enclosed elevator to the top of the 120-meter jump.

Other festivities will include dancing with 1980 Olympic mascot, Roni the Raccoon; contests and games such as giant Jenga, giant Twister and Connect Four, a photo booth, athlete appearances and fireworks to conclude the night, beginning at 8:45 p.m. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase throughout the night.

Admission costs $15 for adults and $9 for juniors (age 7 to 12) and seniors (65 plus). Anybody under 6 receives free admission, as well as Whiteface and Van Hoevenburg season pass holders. Admission is also included with the purchase of the Olympic Sites Passport.

Tickets and more information about all of the events and activities on ORDA’s Olympic venues can be found at LakePlacidOlympicSites.com.


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