Overview

Historic Sheets Of Ice Await

Ice skating is ingrained into the Olympic DNA of Lake Placid, and that legacy is accessible to the public at the Olympic Center.

With the historic James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval outdoors, along with three historic rinks – the 1932 Jack Shea Arena, the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, and the USA Rink – inside the Olympic Center itself, visitors can glide along the paths of past Olympians or watch world-class athletes compete.

Because we have both indoor and outdoor facilities, visitors can participate in our world-class Olympic skating experience year-round!

Indoor Public Skating

Indoor Public Skating in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena

Indoor Public Skating Pricing

ADMISSION
AdultAges 20-64$15
Junior, Teen, SeniorAges 7-19 & 65+$12
Military (w/valid Military ID)All Ages$12
ChildAges 6 & UnderFree
RENTALS
Skate RentalAll Ages$10
Skate AssistersAll Ages$5
We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the session start time. All public skating sessions do have capacity limits and may sell out.

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Ice skating is ingrained into the Olympic DNA of Lake Placid, and that legacy is accessible to the public at the Olympic Center. With the speed skating rink outdoors and two historic rinks—the 1932 Jack Shea Arena and the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena—inside the Olympic Center itself, visitors can glide along the paths of past Olympians or watch world-class athletes compete.

Because we have both indoor and outdoor facilities, visitors can participate in our world-class Olympic skating experience year-round!

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Outdoor Public Skating

Outdoor Public Skating on the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval

Welcome to the completely renovated James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval!

Here we offer outdoor public skating sessions where you can skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five Olympic gold medals in 1980! The Speed Skating Oval is one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country and it sits in the heart of Lake Placid, adjacent to the Olympic Center. The facility just underwent a major revitalization, including updates to the refrigeration system, which will enable a longer and more consistent skating season.

Outdoor Public Skating Pricing

ADMISSION
AdultAges 20-64$15
Junior, Teen, Senior Ages 7-19 & 65+$12
Military (w/valid Military ID)All Ages$12
ChildAges 6 & UnderFree
RENTALS
Skate RentalAll Ages$10
Skate AssisterAll Ages$5
Gear Rental (Helmet, Elbow Pads, Knee Pads)All Ages$5
SEASON PASSES
Oval Season Pass (Public Sessions Only):Ages 7 & Up$50
oval season passes are not yet available online for purchase, please call (518) 523-1655 to purchase through the box office 

Outdoor Public Skating Schedule

Tue, Feb 27

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Please note: Schedule is weather dependent and may be subject to change.

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Speed Skating Sessions

Welcome to the completely renovated James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval!

Here you can skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five Olympic gold medals in 1980! The Speed Skating Oval is one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country and it sits in the heart of Lake Placid, adjacent to the Olympic Center. The facility just underwent a major revitalization, including updates to the refrigeration system, which will enable a longer and more consistent skating season.

Speed Skating Session Pricing

ADMISSION
AdultAges 20-64$15
Junior, Teen, SeniorAges 7-19 & 65+$12
Military (w/valid Military ID)All Ages$12
ChildAges 6 & UnderFree
SEASON PASSES
Oval Speed Skating Season Pass
(includes Public Skating Access)
All Ages$150
Oval Speed Skating season passes are not yet available online for purchase, please call (518) 523-1655 to purchase through the box office 

Oval Speed Skating Skating Schedule

Tue, Feb 27

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Please note: Schedule is weather dependent and may be subject to change.

Stick N' Puck Sessions

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Stick N' Puck Session Pricing

ADMISSION
90-Min SessionAll Ages$20

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Stick N’ Puck sessions take place on the ice of the Olympic Center’s historic and newly renovated 1932 Jack Shea Arena.

This activity provides individuals the opportunity to enhance their skills in a non-contact/non-competitive environment, and is limited to 30 skaters per each hour and a half long session. These sessions are for individual sale only, and will not be sold to a team or as a group. No multi-participant passing is allowed; individual skill development only please. Coaching/organized practice drills will not be allowed or provided during these sessions.

Participants must bring their own helmet, stick, skates and puck.

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Required Equipment
  • Skates
  • Hockey helmet
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey stick (& puck)
  • Additional pads (optional).

Please note there is no equipment sharing allowed.

Rules
  • Rink access via designated entrance and exit area only.
  • Maximum (1) spectator per skater allowed in the designated area of the stands.
  • Only designated locker rooms are available for use.
  • The dedicated individual participant area must be used for lacing up skates.
  • Water bottles are not allowed
  • No spitting or fluid dispersion allowed.
  • Failure to obey rules will result in immediate removal from Olympic Center

Curling Sessions

Curling in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena at the Olympic Center Lake Placid

The Olympic Center offers the opportunity to experience curling for the first time on half sheets of ice – for all ages and skill levels. This fun ice activity does not require skates and is an easy-going sport for groups of all sizes. A brief lesson introducing newcomers to curling begins the session before play. Each one hour and twenty minute session does have limited space and do sell out fast. Brooms, stones and safety equipment are provided by the arena. All participants are required to wear rubber soled shoes.

Guests who have larger groups or would like to play by themselves can pay $75 per hour and twenty minutes, which allows access to your own sheet. Guests looking to purchase access to their own sheet will be allowed to invite up to seven additional guests for a maximum total of eight people per sheet. Individuals and smaller groups have the option of paying $15 per person per session and will be paired with/against others. The Olympic Center reserves the right to combine smaller teams together to maximize the capacity of the session so that everyone may have an opportunity to experience curling!

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Sessions will resume Feb 16th for the holiday break and tickets go one sale February 5th.

2 lanes will be designated to be sold to individuals and max capacity for this type of ticket is 16 people per session. $15/ticket

6 lanes will be designated to be sold to groups for $75. Max capacity of lanes per sessions 6.

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Figure Skating Sessions

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Figure Skating Session Pricing

ADMISSION
50-Min SessionAll Ages$20

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The Olympic Center offers figure skating sessions for all ages to hone their skills. Instruction is not included in the session fee, although skaters may book a lesson with approved Lake Placid figure skating coaches listed below on this page. Every skater has different goals and aspirations, and we are dedicated to providing the best atmosphere for skaters, regardless of their skating ability.

Figure Skating Sessions Schedule

Mon, Mar 47:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink
Tue, Mar 57:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1980 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1980 Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / 1980 Rink
Wed, Mar 67:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / USA Rink
Thu, Mar 77:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / USA Rink
Fri, Mar 87:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink
Mon, Mar 117:00am - 7:50am / USA Rink8:00am - 8:50am / USA Rink9:00am - 9:50am / USA Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / USA Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink
Tue, Mar 127:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink
Wed, Mar 137:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink
Thu, Mar 147:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / 1932 Rink
Fri, Mar 157:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink
Sat, Mar 167:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink
Mon, Mar 187:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / USA Rink
Tue, Mar 197:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink
Wed, Mar 207:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink
Thu, Mar 217:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / USA Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / USA Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / USA Rink
Fri, Mar 227:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink
Sat, Mar 237:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink
Mon, Mar 257:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / 1932 Rink
Tue, Mar 267:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / 1932 Rink
Wed, Mar 277:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1980 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1980 Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / 1980 Rink
Thu, Mar 287:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink8:00am - 8:50am / 1932 Rink9:00am - 9:50am / 1932 Rink10:00am - 10:50am / 1932 Rink11:00am - 11:50am / 1932 Rink12:00pm - 12:50pm / 1932 Rink3:00pm - 3:50pm / 1932 Rink4:00pm - 4:50pm / 1932 Rink5:00pm - 5:50pm / 1932 Rink
Fri, Mar 297:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink
Sat, Mar 307:00am - 7:50am / 1932 Rink

APPROVED COACHES:

COACHEMAILPHONEABOUT
Karen Courtland Kelly[email protected]518-523-8706Olympic & World Competitor, Master Rated coach for beginners through adults
Marc Fenczak[email protected]973-919-61433-time National Dance competitor | Teaches all levels of dance, moves, power skating and stroking technique
Angela Gavin[email protected]Teaches all levels of free skating, dance and moves in the field
Amanda Jones[email protected]Teaches all levels of free skating and moves in the field
Katrina Kroha[email protected]518-534-9186US Figure Skating gold medalist | Teaches all levels of free skating, dance and moves in the field
Jeff LaBrake[email protected]786-417-6155US National Bronze Medalist | US Figure Skating double gold medalist in freestyle & pairs; silver medalist in ice dance | International ice show performer for 30 years, teaches all levels from beginner to competitive and all ages from children to adult in freestyle, moves in the field, ice dance, pairs and choreography
Robin Miller[email protected]518-570-5222Over 30 years coaching skaters of all ages and abilities | Emphasis on free skating and moves in the field
Kami Netri[email protected]914-417-7964USFSA double gold medalist | Coaches all levels of freestyle, moves in the field, choreography & figures
Brooke O’Neil[email protected]Teaches all levels of free skating and moves in the field
Amy Payton[email protected]518-524-6390US Figure Skating gold medalist | Coaches all ages and levels of skating recreational to competitive
Tracy Prussack Nicola[email protected]650-766-6288National & International Coach| Author: Skate Your Personal Best | Coaching all levels in singles & pairs | Specializing in skating skills, spins & jump technique
Mimi Wacholder[email protected]518-637-1482National & International Competitor and Coach | Specializes in choreography, moves in the field, dance and free skating
Paul Wylie[email protected]Olympic Silver Medalist | US Figure Skating Hall of Fame | Lake Placid, Year- Round Resident | Available by appointment | Works with all levels of skaters in free skating, moves, choreography | Competed internationally in Pairs | Has coached all over the country, taking skaters to Nationals and mentoring Olympians | Taught seminars and clinics to skaters of all ages and abilities | BA and MBA from Harvard University | PSA Master Rated coach
All coaches are independent contractors. Please contact them directly to arrange lessons. Coaches who would like to teach at the Olympic Center can e-mail [email protected] for more information