Skip to main content

Northwood Welcomes FISU World University Games

The 31st Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) World University Winter Games are underway in the host village of Lake Placid, and Northwood is playing a central role in much of the activity.

The FISU Games are the largest global sports events for student-athletes internationally and have brought students from 540 universities and 46 countries to Lake Placid.

While our students are on an extended winter break, the school is hosting 220 alpine athletes during the ten-day competition, and the school is proving to be the ideal location for them. As Assistant Head of School, Tom Broderick (Brody) shares, “We have almost everything they might need. We’re providing rooms, all meals, designated areas for each country to wax, perform their dryland training, and simply relax after competition.”

Slovakian skier Zuzanna Jakubcova agrees, “Everything we need is here – the dining room, the waxing room, the gym. Everything is very organized and clean.”

Northwood is quite familiar with accommodating people from a wide variety of countries as our current students come from 22 countries from many continents.

In addition to hosting the athlete’s village for alpine athletes, Northwood is providing our Innovation Hub for WPTZ, the area’s NBC television affiliate, as their broadcast headquarters for the Games. As part of the agreement, the station will be mentioning Northwood throughout each evening’s broadcast and airing a 30-second recruiting advertisement (which you can see in this edition of the Northwood News) several times during the broadcast.

As she joins her teammates heading for the waxing room, Zuzanna sums up her experience, “We are happy to be welcomed so warmly. Everything here at school allows us to enjoy the Games!”