We have been told by Oval Staff that tomorrow, Sunday, February 25, will most likely be the last day of skating on the Oval for the season. Here is the schedule, as told by Oval staff: 10 am – 12 pm Speed Skating 1 pm – 3 pm Public Skating 4 pm – 6 pm […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The ice was rather rough today, but we have been told the crew will continue working on it to improve the conditions for this weekend’s meet. ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 5.5 There were several rough patches (especially on corners), partially filled holes, and shell ice patches. The crew will be […]
Due to ice maintenance, the Oval is expected to be closed tomorrow, (Thursday, January 25). The crew has been working on reviving the ice after the warm, rainy conditions over the weekend and on Monday, and want to ensure we have the best possible ice for our weekend of racing and skating. ORDA management tells […]
ICE RATING (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 4-6.5 (range) The ice was very soft and it was easy to hit “bad” spots but it firmed up as the temperature dropped. The ice recovered well enough to allow for public skating later.
It was a great first day of racing the Jack Shea Sprint Championships! ICE RATING (1-10 with 10 being the best): 8 The crew put a lot of work into the ice today and it showed, especially this afternoon. The ice was smooth and faster during the afternoon session.