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As the world arrives for the FISU Winter World University Games today in Lake Placid, we’d like to give a tip of the cap to the union carpenters and contractors who have played a major role in this prominent event. Several signatory contractors and 50 Local 291 carpenters spent 21 months working on renovating numerous parts of the Lake Placid Olympic Center which served as the venue for the historic Olympics games in 1980 when the U.S. ice hockey team performed a “Miracle on Ice” defeating the powerful Soviets.
Carpenters worked on the following:
New link building: This new building connects the 1980 complex to the 1932 complex. Carpenters worked on this from concrete to finish with both interior and exterior finishes. It has a bar and cafeteria along with seating area that overlooks the speed skating oval and the ski jumps. It also features a museum that pertains to the history of athletes and the games that have taken place over the years of different events held in Lake Placid.
Speed skating oval: The new observation booth, restroom, and maintenance garage for the speed skating oval, and also formed up for the new placement of concrete for the new speed skating oval outside.
1980 Herb Brooks arena: New seating, ADA-compliant restrooms, and locker rooms for the athletes.
1932 rink: Upgrades to locker rooms along with installing an acoustical sound system to the rink ceiling.
The Carpenters are proud to be a part of renovating a venue with so much history and significance. Their work will provide the best college athletes in the world from 58 countries with state-of-the-art facilities over the next 11 days as they compete in multiple winter sports including skiing, curling, ice hockey, and figure skating.
Signatory contactors included: QSI Interiors; 34 Group; Quality Structures; AMC Construction and Management Corp; Gitzen Companies; Rozzell; Hadley Exhibits.