Glens Falls, N.Y. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the announcement that USA Luge will keep its headquarters in Lake Placid, N.Y.:

“This is fantastic news for our region and I commend USA Luge for this important decision,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “In Lake Placid, we have a very unique Olympic history and I have been working aggressively to urge USA Luge to stay. This is why I visited the USA Luge facility in Lake Placid last summer and have met with community leaders across the region to discuss ways to keep USA Luge here. In addition, my office has met and coordinated with ROOST to provide them with a letter of support for their efforts at the state level to keep USA Luge. USA Luge knows there is no better place than Lake Placid for a great training climate, exceptional facilities and strong local support, and I commend them for this great decision.”