Lake Placid Olympic Center

  • 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid

About the Olympic Center

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. But the glory isn’t all behind us—every year the 7,700-seat 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena hosts national and international figure skating competitions, USA Hockey events, , ECAC Hockey Championships, and more. 

Olympic Museum

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum opened its doors on December 8th, 2022 to the public.

The new Museum is a treasure trove of history featuring interactive exhibits, innovative displays, and North America’s second largest Winter Olympic artifact collection. One that reveals the boundless spirit of Olympians and the Olympic Games. A spirit, you’ll discover, that lives in you, too.  Learn more

Indoor skating

Enjoy skating on the 1932 or 1980 Olympic rinks during select times. Check the website for current skating schedule


Get time on the ice with one of their Stick n Puck sessions. Offered during holiday periods. Check the website for schedule

Skating on the Oval - Winter Only

There are only a few places in the world you can experience skating on an outdoor oval. Located directly next to the Olympic Center, the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval is a great activity for the whole family. Bring your own skates or rent from them! Learn more.

Conference Center

The Olympic Center is also home to the Lake Placid Conference and Convention Center. A perfect place for your next meeting, wedding, or large event!

Save with the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport

With the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport you can experience activities at four different venues: Whiteface, Mt Van Hoevenberg, Olympic Jumping Complex, and the Olympic Center, for one discounted price. Plus, enjoy a 10% discount on purchases at all retail and food & beverage locations. Each Passport also includes a Legacy Sites branded lanyard and a limited edition sticker set to collect at each venue. If you plan to do 3 or more activities at the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, this package is for you!