Local Business Opportunities to embrace the Games!
Take some time to feel the spirit and get your business and community involved in hosting athletes, visitors, media and more from around the world to Canton and Potsdam for preliminary hockey games of the 2023 FISU World University Games in January 2023!

Local promotions and activities for fans, visitors and volunteers are being organized by the St. Lawrence CountyCanton and Potsdam Chambers of Commerce. 

Go to https://www.visitstlc.com/FISUcp for updates on the Western Venue Activities and Promotions

Ticket Top-Up Promotion: If your business would like to offer a $1 discount to anyone (attendee, athlete, volunteer) showing proof of attending a game, please complete the form at https://bit.ly/3UDezc1 or on the business link on www.VisitSTLC.com/FISUcp. Participating businesses will be listed on the Western Venue Event page on VisitSTLC.com and promoted throughout the community and venues as much as possible. List of participating businesses will be provided to volunteers, athletes and officials. Deadline to be included in print: January 3, 2023.

Activity / Event Promotion: If you have any events or activities happening January 11-19th that you would like promoted to fans, volunteers and residents during the games, add them to the Events calendar on www.VisitSTLC.com The Games feel far away, but people traveling to the area to play, watch or volunteer are already making their plans! Don't wait - join the fun! Game schedule and tickets are on www.LakePlacid2023.com - get creative with after game entertainment, mid-day features based on certain countries, etc! It may be something you do regularly that may be of interest to others!

Staff ‘Uniform’ Shirts: If you are interested in purchasing ‘How NY Does Winter’ FISU 2023 Shirts for your staff to wear at your business during the games, please complete this interest form: https://bit.ly/3BowQmO

More ways to get involved!!!

As the primary host community, the Lake Placid Business Association has launched several opportunities for all to take part in. They can be seen here (or keep reading) https://lakeplacidbusinessassociation.com/lp23/

Adopt a delegation and make your business front embrace that nation!
This might include flying that delegation's flag outside of your business and decorating your establishment to represent that delegation.
UPDATE: If you have not yet heard confirmation on your assigned delegation, please complete this form and we will be assigning at this point. FORM HERE.
Women’s Teams (Potsdam): Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan, Slovakia, USA
Men’s Teams (Potsdam): Great Britain, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Korea, Slovakia, USA
Men's Teams (Canton): Canada, Czech Republic, Japan, Latvia, Sweden, Ukraine

Become a retailer of FISU Merchandise
·        Order Official Products to sell at your location. View products at https://lp2023shop.myshopify.com/ and contact Gary Low to become a retail location (and arrange for wholesale pricing) glow@lowsportllc.com
Volunteers still NEEDED! Spread the word!
·        Submit a form to volunteer as soon as possible: https://www.lakeplacid2023.com/about/volunteer/
·        Specific position needs in Canton and Potsdam include: Athlete’s Village Attendant, Service Desk, FISU Relations Attendant, Transportation Assistant, Driver, Event Communications, Media & Broadcast Assistant, Photo, Press Release / Social Media Attendant, and Workforce Lounge Attendant.
·        Contact Bethany Valenze at Bethany.Valenze@lakeplacid2023.com (copy volunteers@lakeplacid2023.com) She can share more detail on the position in each category.

Stay informed, follow the games on social media and share the excitement!
We have created a page on www.VisitSTLC.com/FISUcp under the Events tab to keep details of specific activities, links, promotions and activities happening in St. Lawrence County current and informative. It is new and will continue to be updated. Please email Brooke@slcchamber.org if you have anything to add Please also be in touch with your local Chamber as community plans evolve! Tammy Mackin, Canton Chamber (cantonchamberny@gmail.com) and Megan Mulvenna, Potsdam Chamber (director@potsdamchamber.com). 
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Follow the Games and share the excitement on Facebook and Instagram

For more information about the games: https://www.lakeplacid2023.com/
Lake Placid 2023 FISU
World Conference & Film Festival
January 13-15, 2023
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, The Wild Center, and Virtual
The FISU World Conference, scheduled to coincide with the opening week of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games, will feature athletes, advocates, authors, innovators, environmental leaders in both the private sector and government, and researchers, focusing on the Intersection of Climate Change and Winter Sports.

Save Winter is a movement to unite all of us who love winter to work as one to save the season of snow. More than 40 million of us enjoy winter sports and recreation. Save Winter will help ensure we're doing everything we can to reduce our impact on the planet and enjoy winter as it was meant to be enjoyed. It's about more than just snow--it's about keeping winter for generations to come.

Join us for compelling keynote speakers and panel discussions on how climate change is impacting winter sports around the world. Interact with internationally renowned athletes, scientists, authors, entrepreneurs, journalists, and thought leaders to learn more about the intersection of climate change and winter sports.
Did you miss the Wednesday, November 23rd
Information Session?
The information session included updated information from the FISU World University Games Organizing Committee as well as local Chamber opportunities for businesses.
Check out the videos on the Games and share them!
Torch Lighting in Torino, Italy (coming to Canton-Potsdam December 9)