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, Stars on Ice, ECAC Hockey Championships, and more.
FREE! See some of the best artifacts from throughout Olympic history including highlights from the 1932 and 1980 Olympics here in Lake Placid. You'll find the Gallery in the Conference Center adjacent to the Olympic Center. Currently open 10AM - 5PM 7 days a week. Learn more.
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 our 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 us! Learn more.
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!
2023 World University Games
The Olympic Center will also be host to some of the figure skating and hockey events during the 2023 World University Games being held in Lake Placid January 12 - 22, 2023. Learn more.