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Golden Opportunity

The best collegiate athletes in the world are coming to Lake Placid next January, and the College has been selected as a host site.

More than 1,500 competitors from 50 countries are set to participate in the 2023 Lake Placid Winter World University Games, and the Roos House Convocation, Athletic, and Receration Center will be one of three arenas that will host men's and women's hockey preliminary rounds.

Francesco G. Palumbo '18, a Sports Management graduate and SUNY Canton native, was hired as Senior Venue Manager for the Games and is working with his alma mater to oversee competition planning and scheduling at Roos House.

"It's a tremendous experience working for the Games while collaborating with many of my mentors at SUNY Canton," he said. "The event will have a lasting impact on the College and my hometown. Next year, the North Country region will be united in a way that echoes the magical spirit of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics."