Kennedy Memorial Winter Games
The Kennedy Memorial Winter Games were an international multi-sport competition event held in Lake Placid, New York from January 9 to March 15, 1970. The Games were held as a tribute to John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy. President Kennedy had been an advocate of physical fitness and in 1963 urged the development of programs to allow American youth to participate in international sports competitions.
The program included competition in figure skating, bobsled, luge, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, and ice hockey.
The figure skating events took place March 13-15, and included competitions in ladies' and men's single skating and pair skating with entrants from 10 countries. This was the first international invitational senior figure skating competition held in the United States, predating the first Skate America competition which was held in 1979.
- 1 2 "The Kennedy Memorial Winter Games", Skating magazine, Feb 1970
- ↑ "The 1970 Kennedy Winter Games", Skating magazine, Jun 1970