Fun on the 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.

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. Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest shows and other skating events.

Skate on into your perfect winter day.

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

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!

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Locker Room 5
2573 Main StreetSuite 1, Lake Placid
(518) 302-5549

Locker Room 5 has you covered for all your Hockey and Lacrosse equipment needs! In addition you'll find shirts and other apparel for the whole family. We also offer skate sharpening, rentals, and repair. For the summer months, we also carry a...

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

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

Skating at the Olympic Oval
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

Skate circles around your friends and family on the same ice where Eric Heiden won an astounding five Olympic gold medals in 1980! The Olympic Skating Oval is one of the few outdoor rinks of its kind left in the country and it sits in the heart of the...

Lake Placid Olympic Center
2634 Main Street, Lake Placid
(518) 523-1655

It was at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in 1980 that the US men's hockey team toppled the Soviet Union on their way to winning the gold medal and 16-year-old figure skater Sonja Henie charmed the world, winning a gold medal in the 1932 Winter Olympics.

Mirror Lake - Winter
Lake Placid
(518) 523-2584

Lake Placid is a village in the mountains, and few things make that more evident than Mirror Lake. Sparkling in the winter snow, it beckon from behind the downtown buildings, as visitors and locals explore the frozen lake while taking in great views.

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.

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