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October 2017 - NEWS BREIFS
Alpine Sport Shop to Host First Showing of Warren Miller’s New Movie
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Alpine Sport Shop in Saratoga Springs, will host the first showing of Warren Miller’s newest ski and snowboard movie “Line of Descent” in the Northeast! Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent” will be shown on Friday, October 27 at 7pm at Maple Avenue Middle School’s Trombley Auditorium in Saratoga Springs. Ticket price is $12 if purchased prior to the event or $15 at the door. Tickets are available now at Alpine Sport Shop, 399 Clinton Street, Saratoga Springs. All proceeds will benefit Saratoga Springs High School Nordic Team and Double H Ranch Adaptive Winter Program. Those attending will have a chance to win great gifts from ski and snowboard suppliers, receive lift ticket vouchers to Gore Mountain Ski Resort and more. For more information, contact Alpine Sport Shop at 518-584-6290 or alpinesportshop.com.
Curt Schreiner Inducted Into US Biathlon Association Hall of Fame
LAKE PLACID – Saratoga Biathlon Club member Curt Schreiner was inducted to the USBA Hall of Fame at the United States Biathlon Association’s annual awards and recognition dinner in Lake Placid on September 23. A seven-time national champion and three-time Olympic team member, Curt was recognized for his long career of accomplishments and contributions to biathlon.
Watching the biathlon at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games sparked Curt’s interest which led his family creating a biathlon range and trails on their property adjacent to the Great Sacandaga Lake. It was there where Curt first developed his skills that led to early success at the Empire State Winter Games and selection for the World Junior Biathlon Championships.
After joining the National Guard, Curt was selected for the 1988 Winter Olympic team in his first year as a senior athlete and was a member of the 1992 and 1994 Olympic teams as well. Maximizing the technical elements of the sport, he was perfect on the range in his first Junior World Biathlon Championship hitting all 10 of his targets. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville he shot clean in the sprint race and only missed three targets of the total 40 for the individual, sprint and relay races. One of Curt’s best performances came at the 2000 CISM Games where he was one of only two competitors to hit all 20 targets in the individual race, earning him a podium finish, sixth place. His wife Deborah Nordyke was the only other competitor who was without penalty in the women’s individual race.
After his final race at the 2003 National Guard Championships, Curt was deployed to Iraq and completed his career in the military as a Major. He continues to play an important leadership role in the New York biathlon program; hosting races, coaching high school and managing the club’s biathlon site. Curt’s induction will be recognized with a bronze plaque at the USBA office and a short biography on teamusa.org/us-biathlon.
CDPHP Cycle! Hits Membership Goal at Mid-Season
ALBANY – The Capital District Transportation Authority and CDPHP announced that during the first two months of operation, since July 27, CDPHP Cycle! has been used by 2,028 members for 7,615 trips in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs. The goal for all of 2017 was to enroll 2,000 members, and that mark was reached with two months remaining in the season.
Trips in Albany are primarily being used to commute, while in Saratoga Springs, users are renting the bikes mainly for recreational purposes. Earlier this month, as college students returned to campus, ridership saw an additional spike. Of the 7,615 rides, a total of 793,292 calories were burned and there was a carbon reduction of 17,488.49 pounds. Ridership numbers for each of the communities are as follows: Albany 5,274; Saratoga Springs 1,121; Schenectady 456; and Troy 764.
Nine of the top 10 busiest hubs were in Albany, with Hudson River Bikeway – Corning Preserve leading the way. The Saratoga Spa State Park was the top hub in Saratoga Springs; Proctors Theatre (Jay and State Streets) in Schenectady; and the corner of Hill Street and Liberty Street, adjacent to Prospect Park, was the top hub in the Collar City. The average length of trip was 33 minutes and average distance was 2.8 miles. The longest distance traveled was 24 miles.
The CDPHP Cycle! season will end on November 30 and resume on April 1, 2018, with 160 additional bikes in circulation and more bike stations. Riders may purchase a membership or load a pay-as-you-go account by registering online or downloading the CDPHP Cycle! mobile app. You pay for what you cycle, which comes out to just eight cents per minute with an hourly pass. For more info, visit cdphpcycle.com.