The Ice Report – February 10 & 11, 2018

We had an interesting weekend of racing. Conditions were fine Saturday morning, but Saturday afternoon, the 4-6 session was canceled when the ice started to get soft. Sunday morning, the ice was revived by the ORDA crew and most skaters improved their Lake Placid personal best times. Sunday afternoon’s ice started out nice, got softer, and […]

The Ice Report – February 9, 2018

It was a bit chilly today but the ice was nice. ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 8 Smooth, fast ice with slight snow cover. Please remember that there will be a meet tomorrow and Sunday morning from 8-12, so no morning speed skating; however, there will be 4 – 6 public speed […]

The Ice Report – February 1, 2018

It’s Empire State Games weekend! Please note there isn’t skating on Friday due to competition, please see the following link for the full schedule:  http://www.lakeplacidoval.com/2018/02/schedule-feb-1-7/ ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 8.5 It’s tough to top Monday’s ice. Today, the surface was smooth and fairly fast, but there are small ripples on the far […]

The Ice Report – January 27 & 28

What a weekend! After difficult conditions on Thursday, the crew worked tirelessly to restore the ice for our Irving Jaffee Single Distance Championships meet this weekend. Thank you to the Oval crew for restoring the ice to its former glory! January 27 ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 7.5 Overall The morning […]

The Ice Report – January 26, 2018

What a difference a day makes. Although the ice certainly wasn’t “perfect”, it was much improved from yesterday’s conditions. Some of the spots on the ice were so smooth and fast I would have rated a 9…but there are still some rough spots (especially on the corners) and the far inner lane still needs work, […]