New York Governor: Adirondack Mac Will Serve as Official Mascot

Governor Hochul Announces “Adirondack Mac” Will Serve as Official Mascot for Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

New York (STL.News) Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Adirondack Mac will serve as the official mascot for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games.  The moose mascot was designed by Kristina Ingerowski, a sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a native of Farmington, Ontario County. Adirondack Mac will be a highly visible symbol of the Games, which attract a global audience.  Mac will appear in various forms including a live, costumed character; as merchandise including toys, stuffed animals, apparel and other souvenirs; and in promotional materials. The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games are scheduled for January 12-22, 2023.

“New York State has a proud legacy of hosting international competitions, and we look forward to welcoming college athletes and coaches from around the world to Lake Placid and the Adirondacks for the FISU World University Games in 2023,” Governor Hochul said.  “The mascot design competition was a unique way to showcase the talent and creativity of New Yorkers, and I want to congratulate Kristina Ingerowski on her winning design.”

As the mascot for the Games, Adirondack Mac will help to showcase the beauty, charm and sporting heritage of New York’s Adirondacks.  Mac stands at six-feet tall and has a personality as big as the namesake region.  During the winter, Mac can be seen on the slopes of Whiteface and Gore Mountains or skating around Herb Brooks Arena, while the summers include training with some of the best athletes at the area’s world-class facilities.  Mac has been known to relax, too, by exploring the many shops and unique restaurants throughout the North Country communities; hiking to some favorite fall foliage spots; and wading into any of the area’s lakes and waterways to enjoy some fishing and swimming. The moose represents the best of what New Yorkers and the participating athletes have in common: strength, courage and determination.