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 […]
Due to unsafe ice conditions (ie, soft ice), the oval is closed today. Please keep watching the site for more information as it becomes available.
Hello everyone, There is no 4 pm – 6 pm session today due to soft ice; the crew is dedicated to preserving the ice for tomorrow’s races. Jury still out as to whether there will be public skating (hockey and figure skates only) tonight.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
What a weekend! Lots of Empire State Winter Games activity on the Oval and the Olympic Center, including the inaugural Marathon events–you can read more about the Empire State Winter Games HERE. On to the Ice Report…. ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): February 4 (both morning and afternoon): 8 The ice […]
Another warmer day and a busy session in preparation for the Irving Jaffee Single Distance Championships tomorrow! Ice Rating (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 6.5 The ice was softer than usual due to the warmer temps, but mostly smooth. There were some rough spots and one or two gouges in the ice surface. […]
Sorry for late post–yesterday was a VERY busy day between the 42K in the morning and an ice show in the Olympic Center! This weekend, marathoners skated in all conditions – rain, snow, wind, and bitter cold – on the Olympic Oval. Luckily the weather was not as extreme as originally forecasted. Ice Rating (from […]