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Update From The Directors #2: Lake Placid Summit Classic 2020

By LPSC Staff, 05/18/20, 4:30PM EDT

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Hello again friends,

We hope that you and your families have been able to remain healthy, safe and secure amidst the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. 

Approximately one month has passed since our last general update on 4/15. Today we are 76 days out and we remain hopeful that we’ll be able to host the 31st annual Lake Placid Summit Classic in 2020. The Governor of New York State has commenced a regional 4 phase program to guide re-entry into a new normal. The North Country region (Lake Placid) began Phase 1 this past Friday 5/15, and must remain in each Phase for 14 days without setback. Group Events are in Phase 4, and if the trajectory stays on target, Phase 4 could theoretically begin on June 27th. This gives us a decent margin. Time and data, along with direction from the state, are what we have to lean on. 

If we are able to host the tournament, it will most likely be in some modified fashion. We expect to have to reduce the overall scale of the event, manage the number of teams and participants on site at once, create separation of fields, stagger game times, and institute new health and safety protocols, etc. Factoring these types responsibilities into our plan may require us to modify the specific dates that divisions compete within and to possibly extend the length of the entire event to limit the critical mass at a given time. We are in the early stages of a new ‘master schedule plan’ and we aim to release this plan to teams by 6/15 as our 'final intention', subject to NYS/local authority approval.

Truthfully, we do not know the outcome of this situation, but do remain cautiously hopeful that we have a good shot at making it happen.

Communication/Updates: We will communicate in mass on a two-week basis (5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 7/1) until we have reached a final determination. We will provide any pertinent updates immediately as relevant. You can always find the latest here. Social Media: Follow us on social media for updates, information and the latest as well. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter.

Balances due: We have, again, moved the balance due date. Balances will now be due on 7/1/2020 to be in line with our steps forward.

Lodging: We understand that many arrangements have been made and there is uncertainty as we move ahead. In the event that balance charges or cancellation deadlines are approaching, we highly suggest taking proactive action regarding your arrangements. Reach out and inform the hotel or renter of the timelines set forth in this e-mail. In speaking with local hotel operators, it seems that they’ll be more than willing to work with you surrounding your arrangements. Unfortunately, we have no direct line to the short term renters.

Player Registration: Currently open, here’s the link: 2020 LPSC Individual Player Registration. It can’t hurt to get it out of the way while planning for the best outcome.

Policies: For reference, please click here for our Terms & Conditions, to include cancellation policy, and click here for our Hazardous Situation Policy. Should we be faced with the unprecedented circumstance of summer event cancellation, SLV will do everything in its power to develop a responsible program of refunds and credits in the best possible interest of both our customers and SLV’s continued organizational viability.

2019 Montage: If you haven’t checked it out yet, we created a little montage of the 2019 event to help remind us of our #HAPPYPLACE. Check it out here

We ask that everyone continues to do their part, so we can collectively improve circumstances, and so we can #laxplacid and #playlax2020.

Stay well and we’ll be in touch on June 1.

Kevin, Ashley, Blake, Eric and George