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 […]

The Ice Report – February 4 & 5 2017

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 […]

The Ice Report – January 20 2017

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. […]

The Ice Report – December 18, 2016

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 […]