On behalf of the city of Lake Placid, USA, Mayor Craig H. Randall has sent an official invitation to the 8th International Children's Winter Games to all International Winter Sports Friends.The city of Lake Placid invites young athletes from cities around the globe to join them in friendly competition from January 6 to January 11, 2019. Lake Placid will be the first United States city to host the International Children’s Winter Games. In the past the city has twice played host to the Olympic Winter Games, in 1932 and 1980. Lake Placid has a long history of international sports competition and currently hosts many international events each year. The city of Lake Placid will offer competition for youth ages 12 to 15 in the sports of Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, and Speed Skating (both long and short track). In addition to sport competition, Lake Placid will offer cultural exchange events, entertainment programs and more, to help create lasting friendships and memories. To find more information, please refer to the official ICWG Lake Placid Website. .