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For an Experience That Eclipses All Others 

A collage of Olympic Authority venue logos in a dark orange color with an image of an eclipse in the middle with very bright orange around the edges.

Within a day’s drive for a quarter of the entire North American population is the ultimate viewing experience for the 2024 solar eclipse – New York’s first total eclipse in 99 years. Lying directly in the path of eclipse totality is the Olympic Region of Lake Placid and its historic, recently renewed venues.  Lake Placid’s… Read more »

The Origins and Evolution of Figures and Figure Skating

A black and white photo of a group of 8 figure skaters in a line performing an Ice Review show at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid. c. 1930-1940.

From its beginnings as a pre-historic form of transportation to gravity defying jumps of incredible athletes, skating on ice has come a long way. Its history is as fascinating as it is charming, and in the last 100 years, Lake Placid skaters and events have had remarkable influence on its overall development. It was more… Read more »

Legacy Sites Passport

LAKE PLACID LEGACY SITES SUMMER PASSPORT Experience More, Save More On Sale Wednesday, June 21! Visit all of the Lake Placid Legacy Sites and try some of our most popular activities for one low price! If you plan to do 3 or more activities, this package is for you. On sale on June 21 for… Read more »

Bold New Future Brings New Shopping Experiences

A young girl with dark hair holds up a USA branded hoodie against her as she contemplates a purchase with her mother on the right looking on.

With renewed & modernized venues comes a new era of events and experiences, all of it with new retail opportunities to cherish the memories and all of it part of the Olympic Authority’s bold new future. It’s no secret Lake Placid’s Olympic legacy permeates the entire region. You can feel it everywhere. The 1932 and… Read more »

Reintroducing: the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport

Experience More, Save More with the Olympic Sites Passport

Olympic Experience Across Venues Available Starting June 21 The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) announces the return of the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport that offers guests the opportunity to experience activities at the four Olympic venues – Whiteface, Mt Van Hoevenberg, Olympic Jumping Complex, and the Olympic Center – for… Read more »

Summer Passport

LAKE PLACID LEGACY SITES SUMMER PASSPORT Experience More, Save More On Sale Wednesday, June 21! Visit all of the Lake Placid Legacy Sites and try some of our most popular activities for one low price! If you plan to do 3 or more activities, this package is for you. On sale on June 21 for… Read more »

The History of Ski Jumping in Lake Placid

The HS 100-meter and HS 128-meter ski jump towers on a bright winter day with the Adirondack High Peaks in the background.

Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex to Take the World Stage – Once Again The Origins, Evolution, and Investment in the Sport of Ski Jumping in Lake Placid Lake Placid’s ski jumps are iconic. Athletes, locals, and visitors alike all marvel at the towers. No one is immune to being awe-struck by the courage of the… Read more »

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 »

Bobsled in New York and the North Country: The Fastest Run of All

Eugenio Monti 4-man Sled 1961 World Championships

By the beginning of the 1960’s, the bobsled track at Mt. Van Hoevenberg had hosted, an Olympics, a World Championship and countless other national and international events.  In 1961, the track had the opportunity to host a second Bobsled World Championships. At the time, the vast majority of American bobsled athletes were Adirondack locals, and… Read more »