Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

The Olympic Center will host a viewing party on April 8th, 2024 for the 2024 Solar Eclipse on the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval (conditions permitting), with gates opening at 1pm for the public to setup before the 2:13pm start the eclipse in Lake Placid, NY. The Oval offers an open south by southwest facing view of the Adirondack High Peaks, the iconic Olympic Ski Jumps and room for many spectators to gather and watch the entirety of the solar eclipse from start to finish.

In addition, the Olympic Center will be open to the public from 10am – 5pm for the public to come watch a live feed of the 2024 Solar Eclipse as it passes over the United States on the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena jumbotron and dine in our Roamers Café overlooking the oval and festivities.

The Roamers Patio Deck will also be open for viewing the eclipse, but capacity will be limited. More information to be disclosed at a later date on viewing from the Roamers Patio Deck.


  • Apr 08, 2024

    1:00 pm – Main Street Gates Open at the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval

    2:13 pm – Solar Eclipse begins in Lake Placid, NY

    3:25 pm – Totality is reached and will last for over 3 minutes.

    3:28 pm – Totality ends.

    4:36 pm – Solar Eclipse ends in Lake Placid, NY.

    Additional viewing event details TBD.

Activities on the Oval

Come celebrate and observe the April 8th Solar Eclipse at the Lake Placid Legacy Sites and Glow for the Gold.  There will be free viewing locations complete with music, free eclipse sunglasses, and fun at the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval.

Complimentary safety eclipse glasses will be provided as supplies last.

Remember: Looking directly at the eclipse without proper eye protection is never safe. Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the Sun.

Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

More details are coming soon.

1980 Rink Watch Party

Additional details coming soon.

Viewing from Roamers Patio

Additional details coming soon.