Oval Closed for Season 2/23/2017

We have just confirmed with ORDA management that the Oval is officially closed for the season due to the warm temperatures (it is currently 55 degrees and sunny) and continued warm weather forecasted. Therefore, that also means that the Lake Placid Ice Marathon Finale is cancelled. If you have entered the Marathon, you will be […]

The Ice Report – February 17, 2017

The sun was out! Nothing better than skating in the sun. Ice Rating (from 1-10, with 10 being best): 6.5 There were several rough spots and grooves; not surprising, considering the poor oval was buried in 6-8 inches of snow after yesterday’s Snowpocalypse. Some smooth spots and no doubt that after the hard work of […]

The Ice Report – February 12 and 13, 2017

Second and last day of the US Long Track Age Group Nationals! Snow throughout the day (and a lot at that) made for a very snowy Sunday at the Oval. OVERALL ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 7 Due to snowy conditions, ice was slower and snow covered, obviously more so in the […]

The Ice Report – February 10, 2017

Chilly in the morning, still chilly in the afternoon–but at least we had sun in the morning (and the moon at night)! The ice improved after the morning session, although still quite nice skating this a.m. ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 10 am – 12 pm: 8.5 Smooth and fairly fast, […]

The Ice Report – February 9, 2017

COLD today, but beautiful sunset. Lots of skaters here for the US National Age Group Championships! ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 8 Smoother and faster ice than usual today; some small cracks across ice surface but they did not interfere with the quality of the ice. Should be a great weekend […]