Event is the World’s Longest Running Ice Dance Competition in the World
The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces it will host the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships and International event on July 27 through 29, 2022, at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
First held in 1933, this event is the world’s longest-running competitive ice dance competition. It’s also a U.S. Figure Skating National Qualifying Series (NQS) event in which athletes earn points to qualify for the 2023 U.S Figure Skating Championships. The three-day event features competitors from Azerbaijan, Canada, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and Turkey and officials from Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, and Korea.
Notable skaters include the rising talent of U.S. ice dance couples, Molly Cesanek and Yehor Yhorov, and Lorraine McNamara and Anton Spiridonov. Notable past competitors include Olympic Champions Meryl Davis & Charlie White; Olympic Bronze Medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue; World Silver Medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates.
Wednesday, July 27
Pairs, 1980 Herb Brooks Arena – 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Singles, 1932 Jack Shea Arena – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Thursday, July 28
Pairs, 1980 Herb Brooks Arena – 9:00 am to 9:20 pm
Singles, 1932 Jack Shea Arena – 10:00 m to 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday, July 29
Pairs, 1980 Herb Brooks Arena – 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:20 pm to 8:00 pm
Singles, 1932 Jack Shea Arena – 10:45 am to 11:30 am
Event highlights include the Junior International Rhythm Dance on Thursday from 1:45 pm – 2:50 pm, the Senior International Rhythm Dance, Thursday, 8:15 pm – 9:20 pm, the Junior International Free Dance, Friday from 1:20 pm – 2:30 pm, and the Senior International Free Dance, Friday from 4:20 pm – 6:20 pm.
Tickets are available in person at the door only. The cost is $12 daily for adults (ages 13 to 64), $8 daily for Juniors (7 to 12) and Seniors (65+), or an all-event pass may be purchased for $30 (adults) or $18 (Juniors and Seniors). Children six and under are free.
Paid parking is available in the public lot adjacent to the Olympic Center. Spectators are strongly encouraged to arrive early. A disabled entrance is available at the 1932 Jack Shea Arena entrance on Main Street. Due to ongoing renovations at the Olympic Center, the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena entrance is at the glass towers on Cummings Road.
The Olympic Center is near the end of a significant modernization project with numerous changes since the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships and International Competition were last hosted at this location in 2019. While some portions are still being renovated, spectators will enjoy significant upgrades such as new seating, modernized concession areas, hospitality suites, new restrooms, LED event and broadcast-quality lighting, and new air handling and dehumidification systems. This year’s ice is now maintained with two new electric Zambonis that deliver higher-quality ice with significant energy savings. By next year’s event, the modernizations will also give guests access to a grand new concourse with a greater range of retail, food, and beverage options for before and after games.
For more information on the event and a detailed schedule, visit the Lake Placid Legacy Sites website Events page.