Service teams compete in try-outs for the '56 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The team members
ride bobsleds. Men note down the time. View of a timer. The bobsleds run on a snowy path.
A bob sled competition in Lake Placid, New York. Four men bob sled teams get off to a speedy start during the competition. Teams move down snow covered slopes at a great speed. The teams move along sharp turns. The team from Keeney Valley after winning the race.
United States Bobsleds team being picked up at Olympic trials in Lake Placid, New York. Team seated in bobsleds. They get down the tricky Mount Van Hoevenberg. Man takes pictures. Spectators seated in the stands. A man congratulate the winners after the race. People stand around the team.
A skier breaks records during a Ski Jumping meet in Salisbury Mills, New York. The participants ski in the meet. People stand on either side as the participants compete. Cars parked in the background. Nineteen year old Jay Rand, of Lake Placid, amazes a big crowd as he soars 185 feet to break the ten year course record. A close up of Jay Rand. (Note: When the U.S. entered World War 2 , Jay Rand enlisted as a paratrooper, with the 82nd Airborne Division. He received a Bronze Star for actions in Normandy, and the Purple Heart for wounds received during the Battle of the Bulge.)
Stan Benham and others take sledge during the Olympics bobsled tryouts on the dangerous Mount Hovenberg Course at Lake Placid, New York. Stan benham and with his other teammates slides on curves and sets a record. He slides with teammates during four men team event and sets a record.
High school students make snow sculpture at Lake Placid in New York. The students making nursery rhyme sculpture. Two students making a snow sculpture. Several views of the snow sculpture made by the student. A snow sculpture of Little Boy Blue. Little Jack Honor snow sculpture. The sculpture of Humpty Dumpty. The winner is the snow sculpture of Mother Goose. Leader of the group receives the prize. The leader poses holding the trophy.