Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Olympic Speed Skating Oval  |  1932 Jack Shea Arena

Skate two of our four rinks, one indoors, one out, both with a direct link to Olympic glory, and both here for you to enjoy. You can't tell the story of competitive skating without involving the Village of Lake Placid. It was in Lake Placid during the 1932 Winter Olympics that Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie won gold and pirouetted into hearts around the world. That same year, the USA Men's Speed Skating Team made a gold medal sweep, with local hero Jack Shea striking gold twice and teammate Irving Jaffee winning the remaining two medals. Nearly 50 years later on that very Oval, USA Men's Speed Skater Eric Heiden set Olympic history by winning an unprecedented five gold medals.

Bring your own or rent skates from us. In the center of the Speed Skating Oval, one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country, get cozy and warm up around the fire pit. On both rinks, you'll be skating with history! This activity is FREE with your Olympic Sites Passport.


Please find our regular operating hours for the Olympic Skating Oval and Indoor Skating in the 1932 Rink below. You can also check the Weekly Activity Schedule here for the most updated availability for all of our Olympic venue activities. 

Outdoor Skating Oval
Closed for the season
1932 Jack Shea Arena (indoor)
Closed for the season
Times and dates are subject to change.
Adult / Teen Oval Skating: $8
Junior / Senior Oval Skating: $5
Adult / Teen Indoor Skating: $6
Junior / Senior Indoor Skating: $4
Skate Rentals: $6
Adult: 20-64 | Teen: 13-19 | Junior: 7-12 | Senior: 65+ | Ages 6 & under skate for free
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.
Take a spin on our Olympic Speed skating oval, where Eric Heiden won five gold medals in 1980 or sit by the bonfire and sip a cup of hot chocolate and watch the skaters twirl by.