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Lake Placid track to open

Updated: October 10, 2012, 1:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Winter is coming to Lake Placid, three days ahead of schedule.

The sliding track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg is expected to open for on-ice training Friday. USA Luge will get the ice first, starting around 9 a.m., followed by the U.S. skeleton team later that morning and the U.S. bobsled team in the evening.

Sliding will continue Saturday, barring any unforeseen changes in conditions, then resume Monday -- the originally planned opening date.

Workers have been ...

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