From the inception of U.S. Figure Skating to the very first Skate America international competition and hosting two Olympic Games, Lake Placid has been a part of great moments in figure skating for the past seven decades. Several legendary coaches have chose Lake Placid to set up their training programs.

There have been countless champions who have come through these doors on their paths to success, but Lake Placid Skating is not only about those skaters who make it to the top of the podium. Every skater has different goals and aspirations, and we are dedicated to providing the best atmosphere and program for each skater, regardless of their skating ability, and contributing to the success of each individual.

Public Skating

Skate On The Olympic Oval

Speed Skater Training on the Olympic Oval | James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval

Check out 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!



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Indoor Public Skating

Young Girl Brushing up on her Figure Skating skills on the 1932 RinkIce 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.


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Figure Skating Programs


Figure Skating Sessions – Olympic Center

The Olympic Center offers figure skating sessions throughout the summer.  All sessions are 50 minutes in length.  Instruction is not included in the session fee, although skaters may book a lesson with approved Lake Placid figure skating coaches.



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Adult Skate Week

Adult skate week is a fun week for adult skaters of all levels to hone their skills, learn new techniques, make new friends and most importantly, have fun skating!

It isn’t all about skating, though!  One of the best parts about this week is the camaraderie among the skaters.  All our adult skaters have a passion for skating.  it doesn’t matter to anyone whether you are working on your double jumps or basic edges.  Everyone is encouraging and inclusive.

These are NOT public skating sessions. If you purchased the full week, this ticket will be good for any number of adult figure skating sessions.


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