Six Northwood Students Will Compete in Children’s Olympic Games

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This winter, Lake Placid will again be an Olympic Village. In January the tiny village that hosted the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympic Games will host the 2019 International Children’s Olympic Games. With more than forty cities from sixteen countries, these games will welcome young winter sports athletes from all over the globe, including six student-athletes from Northwood School.

The Children’s Olympic Games are for student-athletes aged 12-15. The International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event has never been held in the United States for the winter games. It took place in North America once, in Kelowna, British Columbia. The event is expected to attract as many as 600 athletes from Alpine and Free Skiing, Figure and Speed Skating, Snowboarding, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, and Biathlon.

Six Northwood student-athletes will participate in the Games. Kate Broderick ‘22 (Alpine Skiing), Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 (Ice Hockey), Lukas Klemm ‘22 (Ice Hockey), Paige Melicant ‘22 (Ice Hockey), Rowen Norfolk ‘22 (Alpine Skiing), and Iliana Smith ‘22 (Ice Hockey) will represent Lake Placid and Northwood School at the Games.

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The Lake Placid 2019 winter International Children’s Games mascot, Bernie the Bear. (Lake Placid News photo — Griffin Kelly)

According to the International Children’s Games (ICG) website, the event’s goal is “forming nation-linking friendships through the exercising of sports and the arranging of sports competitions.”

Opening ceremonies will take place on January 7 in the Heb Brooks Arena and will feature Throw2Catch, a contemporary circus act from Montreal, Canada. A closing ceremony is planned for January 10 at an undetermined location.

More information about the ICG can be found online at https://www.lakeplacid2019.com/.

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