Skate America

Skate America

November 24-26, 2017  |  Lake Placid Olympic Center

Skating is back in Lake Placid for Thanksgiving—Join us for the 2017 Skate America at the Olympic Center!

2017 Skate America is the last event in the 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The event will feature 60 athletes—many of whom competed at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and recent World Championship events—representing 12 nations competing over three days in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dance. Team USA is headlined by U.S. champions Karen Chen, Nathan Chen, Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier and Maia and Alex Shibutani. The international slate features 2017 World silver medalists Aliona Savchenko in pairs and World bronze medalists Gabrielle Daleman of Canada and Boyang Jin of China in ladies and men's, respectively. The full event roster is available here.

The competition, hosted at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, will mark the fifth time that Lake Placid has hosted a major international figure skating event. Other stops on the 2017 Grand Prix Series include Skate Canada International, Rostelecom Cup, Trophee de France, Cup of China and NHK Trophy.

All event are currently on sale, which include access to official practice from Thursday through Saturday as well as an assigned seat to all sessions. You may also purchase individual session tickets; see schedule and ticket pricing information below or visit the official event website here.

Planning Your Trip

Dining Options

Looking for a place to dine on Thanksgiving? Here are a list of open restaurants. Please check back as we hope to add more.

  • Lake Placid Pub & Brewery  (518) 523-3813
  • Big Slide Brewery and Public House  (518) 523-7844
  • MacKenzie's Restaurant & Great Room/ Crowne Plaza  (518) 523-2556
  • New Leaf Coffee House  (518) 523-1847
  • Starbucks Coffee  (518) 523-1437
  • Upstairs Grill  (518) 302-5451
  • The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn  (518) 302-3000
  • The Cottage  (518) 302-3045
  • Dancing Bears Restaurant  (518) 523-3619
  • Generations  (518) 837-5052
  • Adirondack Corner Store  (518) 523-1689

Shuttle Schedule

Our Lake Placid XPRSS in-town shuttle system will be operating extended hours to service spectators of Skate America. Please opt for this shuttle if possible, as parking is at a minimum around the Olympic Center.

  • Friday, November 24: 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 25: 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 26: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
General Information
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
10:00 am- 4:05 pm
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
6:15 pm
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
2:00 & 7:30 pm
Gold Level: All Sessions - $250 | Single Session - $50
Silver Level: All Sessions - $175 | Single Session - $35
Bronze Level: All Sessions - $125 | Single Session - $25
Applicable taxes and fees will be added to the listed ticket prices
Home of the "Miracle on Ice" and Eric Heiden's five Olympic Gold Medals in 1980, and Sonja Henie's Olympic Gold Medal in 1932.
Schedule

November 23, 2017

Practice:
10:00 - 11:15 am: Dance/Short & Free- 2 Groups
11:30 - 12:45 pm: Ladies/Short & Free- 2 Groups
1:10 - 2:30 pm: Pairs/Short & Free- 2 Groups
2:45 - 4:05 pm: Mens/Short & Free- 2 Groups

***Please Note: Pracitces are only open to individuals who hold "ALL EVENT" tickets***

November 24, 2017

6:15 pm: Session 1 - Pairs Short Program and Men's Short Program

Practice:
11:00 - 12:00 pm: Pairs/Short & Free- 2 Groups
12:15 - 1:15 pm:  Men/Short & Free- 2 Groups
1:30 - 2:30 pm:  Dance/Short & Free- 2 Groups
3:05 - 4:25 pm: Mens/Short & Free- 2 Groups


***Please Note: Pracitces are only open to individuals who hold "ALL EVENT" tickets***

November 25, 2017

2:00 pm: Session 2 - Pairs Free Skate & Men's Free Skate
7:30 pm: Session 3 - Ladies Short Program & Ice Dance Short Program

Practice:
8:15 - 9:15 am: Pairs/Free - 2 Groups
9:30 - 10:45 am: Men/Free - 2 Groups
10:55 - 12:00 pm: Dance/Short - 2 Groups
12:10 - 1:10 pm: Ladies/Short - 2 Groups

***Please Note: Pracitces are only open to individuals who hold "ALL EVENT" tickets***

 

November 26, 2017

2:00 pm: Session 4 - Ice Dance Free Skate & Ladies Free Skate
7:30 pm: Session 5 - Smucker's Skating Spectacular

Practice:
11:00 - 12:00 pm: Dance/ Free- 2 Groups
12:15 - 1:15 pm: Ladies/ Free- 2 Groups

***Please Note: Pracitces are only open to individuals who hold "ALL EVENT" tickets***

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