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Miracle on Ice camp postponed

Fantasy Camp goalie Jim Flanagan, of Lloyd Harbor, New York, left, chats with 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team Assistant Coach Craig Patrick during the 2019 Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp. (Photo — Andy Flynn)

LAKE PLACID — The sixth Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp was recently postponed for the third time in the past year, according to officials at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority.

Last year’s event was to be held from May 3 to 7, more than a month after Lake Placid held a successful 40th anniversary celebration of the XIII Olympic Winter Games in 1980. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, and event organizers “kicked the can down the road,” as Potter put it, rescheduling for Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 just in case COVID-19 restrictions eased by later in the summer. That didn’t happen, and the event was rescheduled for May 2 to 6 this year. Yet COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, and ORDA has now moved the camp to May 1 to 5, 2022.

In addition, the Olympic Center is currently undergoing a major renovation, including the 1980 Rink in the Herb Brooks Arena, where the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in what was dubbed the “Miracle on Ice.” The team went on to beat Finland for the gold medal.

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