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The 1980 Winter Olympic Oval is open for skating next to the Olympic Center with its hockey rinks, in Lake Placid along the Olympic Trail

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Olympic Speed Skating Oval and Olympic Center

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 86, near Lake Placid in Essex County

Watch your favorite skaters train, catch an ice show, hockey game or concert, take the family skating on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval or visit the Winter Olympic Museum, all in one place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.

The Olympic Center has four fully-operating rinks that provide a haven for hockey players, speed skaters and figure skaters to hone their craft year round. It also hosts Stars on Ice, National and International skating competitions and other events. And if you'd like to lace up a pair of your own, day and evening skating (including skate rentals) is available on the outdoor Olympic Speed Skating Oval. For sports historians, the 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum features changing exhibits, video booths plus the craft and equipment used by some of the world's greatest athletes.

Closest Community:

Lake Placid

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 86
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A skate around the outdoor rink on a clear winter's evening is hard to beat

Scenic View:

Views of the Olympic venues including the outdoor rink and the 1932 and 1980 indoor rinks, and ski jumps in the distance

Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:yes
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Bus Parking:yes
URL:Olympic Speed Skating Oval and Olympic Center website


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