Where miracles are made...
It was at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in 1980 that the US men's hockey team toppled the Soviet Union on their way to winning the gold medal. This is where 16-year-old figure skater Sonja Henie won an Olympic gold medal in 1932 and charmed the world. Out front is the speed skating Oval, where in 1932 local Olympian Jack Shea and teammate Irving Jaffee each won two gold medals, Eric Heiden won five in 1980, and where you can skate all winter long.
But the glory isn't all behind us. Every year the 7,700-seat 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena—named after the Miracle on Ice coach—hosts national and international figure skating competitions, USA Hockey events, Stars on Ice, ECAC Hockey Championships, and other special events. During the summer months we host Saturday Night Ice Shows. National and international level skaters such as Ryan Bradley and Rachael Flatt are regulars in the Olympic Center, and you never know when a legend like Scott Hamilton or Jim Craig might pop in for a day. Walk through the Arena during a tournament and hear cheers powering a team to victory, just as the crowd's chants coaxed a miracle out of the US team years ago.
We have a total of four ice surface—three indoor, one outdoor—for Lake Placid public skating and athlete training, hosting one of the longest-running summer figure skating programs in the world. We also accommodate conventions, large conferences, meetings and social fuctions in the newly remodeled Lake Placid Conference Center, located adjacent to the Olympic Center in the heart of Lake Placid. Check out a Virtual Tour of the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena and the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
When visiting the Olympic Center be sure not to miss the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. So how did Lake Placid, a tiny mountain town of just a few thousand year-round residents, play host to the world—twice? It's a remarkable story, and it's told in detail at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, at the base of the Olympic Center. With equipment from the Games, like US hockey goalie Jim Craig's jersey and pads, videos and ever-changing exhibits, the museum brings to life Lake Placid's miraculous history as the world's winter sports capital.
Lake Placid Figure Skating
The Olympic Center runs a variety of programs for figure skaters training for regional, national and international competitions. For more information on training here, please visit Lake Placid Skating or join us on Twitter.
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