Open ice

What's winter without some on the ice fun? Lake Placid has ice, and plenty of it, for all of your skating fun.

Visitors are happy to find our historic rinks offer open skating times with skate rentals. Rather skate under the open sky? In the winter, as conditions allow, the village prepares a beautiful skating loop on Mirror Lake and several cleared natural rinks for skating and pick-up hockey games. Free and open to the public, Mirror Lake is always bustling with skaters of all ages and abilities.

All laced up!

Skate on in

Wondering where to stay and what to do after skating the day away? We have the answers you're looking for - along with suggestions of where to fill up and replenish your energy with a delicious bite to eat!

Ice skating shows

In the mid-1930s Hollywood made a series of movies featuring Sonja Henie, a three-time Olympic champion in the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Winter Olympic Games. These films featured big, lavish production numbers with a multitude of skaters performing synchronized shows. The popularity of these films waned during the '40s, but Americans were in love with skating! Henie went on to perform in traveling ice skating shows and forever cemented them in popular American entertainment.

Today, Lake Placid continues to attract annual skating shows like the Stars on Ice tour, as well as individual skating competitions. Many skaters spend the summer season here practicing and performing in the traditional Saturday Night Ice Shows.

Lace up a pair of skates and make skating part of your perfect day in Lake Placid.

Mirror Lake
49 Parkside Drive, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Lake Placid is a village in the mountains, and few things make that more evident than Mirror Lake. Its sparkling water beckons from behind the downtown buildings, loons float alongside paddlers, and standing on the lake's shore reveals stunning...

The Hockey Box
Olympic Oval, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

A special spot designed for hockey. Free for game playing.

Lake Placid Skate Rentals
2565 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 837-5028

Located next to the Golden Arrow Hotel. We rent hockey skates, figure skates, and snowshoes, and we have sizes for the whole family! We have new equipment, and great rates. $8 for 4 hours, $15 for 24 hours and $10 per additional day for rentals of...

Route 73, Keene Valley
(518) 523-2445

Hiking The Washbowl is an easy hike for children or photographers. There is a nice view just before the Washbowl. A nice two-fer with Chapel Pond providing a popular swimming spot. Washbowl via Chapel Pond Trailhead: South on Route 73 from Lake...

Wilmington Youth Center
Park Lane, Wilmington
(518) 946-2255

Free skating, weather permitting, with Whiteface Mountain as a backdrop. Open from sunrise to 10:00pm daily. Enjoy the sledding/tubing hill at the Youth Center. Free to the public.

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Skating Club of Lake Placid
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
Peak Edge Performance - Skating With Olympians
Please call to schedule time and location, Lake Placid
(518) 523-8706