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James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval Now Open

The newly reconstructed James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval

UPGRADES OF HISTORIC JAMES C. SHEFFIELD SPEED SKATING OVAL NOW COMPLETE NEWLY RENOVATED ORDA FACILITY OPENING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23rd The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced its completion of an extensive transformation of the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval at the Olympic Center. After a 10-month construction project, the 400-meter Oval will welcome back visitors… Read more »

Adirondack Winter Invitational Debuts at Olympic Center in December

At the ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Championships nside the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena

NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Teams Face Off in 1980 Herb Brooks Arena The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces the first year of the Adirondack Winter Invitational men’s hockey tournament that will bring together some of the top National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I programs in the nation for… Read more »

Upcoming Events

1980 Arena at the Olympic Center

Lake Placid is the Winter Sports Capital of the World, and there is good reason for it. This small village in the heart of the Adirondacks has hosted well over 500 national and international competitions. 117 World Cup competitions, 20 World Championships, countless concerts, festivals, skating, and hockey championships, not to mention 2 Olympic Games…. Read more »

Major Competitive Events Coming Fall 2022 

ski jumping fills much of the frame as he soars through the air high above the fall foliage in the background at the Olympic Jumping Complex.

Elite Athleticism Across Disciplines at Modernized Venues  The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces a series of major competitive events coming to ORDA venues this fall, 2022, bringing hundreds of athletes to the Olympic Region in the disciplines of ice skating, Nordic, biathlon, ski jumping, bobsled, skeleton, running, and hockey.  U.S. Figure Skating… Read more »

Ice Dance Championships July 27 – 29

Pairs skaters performing on ice in the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships and International.

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… Read more »

Olympic Day Schedule

Runners on the trails of Mt Van Hoevenberg

ORDA to host a celebration of movement and its Olympic legacy on June 23 The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) will host a series of activities on Thursday, June 23, commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games and the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The day celebrates being active and… Read more »

Historic 1932 Jack Shea Arena Now Complete

Lake Placid, N.Y.- The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced today the completion of its extensive remodel of the 1932 Jack Shea Arena in the Olympic Center.  After a nine-month modernization project, the rink will welcome back the public on Friday, December 3 for skating. The 1932 Arena is networked to the Olympic Center’s new refrigeration plant, which is designed to… Read more »

Lake Placid Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics

Dream On - 1980 Figure Skating Team

LAKE PLACID CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1980 WINTER OLYMPICS New events added, more Olympic athletes, more winter fun! For Immediate Release: January 16, 2020 LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — In less than 30 days, Lake Placid celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games that brought this nation together like never before. From Feb…. Read more »