The Ice Report-December 6, 2016

Even better ice today! 4 pm – 6 pm Rating (from 1 – 10 with 1o being the best): 8 The ice was much smoother and faster today–great job to the Crew! There were a few small rough patches and frosty spots on the edges, but otherwise it was lovely. In case you didn’t see, […]

Ice Conditions 3/6/16

*I was told that 3/6 was the last day of the oval for the season but will confirm before announcing that formally* Ice rating from 1-10 with 10 being the best. The morning ice was GREAT! Probably about a 9 rating–not as fast as Friday night but still really smooth and good ice for a […]

Schedule 3/3-3/6

Please note there is no public speed skating in the morning Saturday and Sunday due to the Lake Placid Speed Skating Marathon. The weather will warm considerably on Monday, so if you want to skate the last time for the season, I recommend Friday or Saturday afternoon 4 – 6 session (Sunday is scheduled but last […]

Ice Conditions 3/3/16

Ice rating from 1-10 with 10 being the best. 4 pm – 6 pm: 8.5 Amazingly smooth and fast ice considering the slushy conditions Sunday and Monday. There is a large rough patch by the Legends of the Oval board corner, but it is being improved with each resurface. Should be a good marathon this […]

Ice Conditions 1/10/16

A rainy day! Brings to mind this fun video by Andrew Love from 2007: Always think of this when I’m speed skating in the rain. Anyway, here are ice ratings for the day: 9 am – 11 am session: 8.5 out of 10 There were some rough spots but they were mostly glossed over by the […]

Updates on Jack Shea Sprints registration

From the Lake Placid Speed Skating Club website: Update on Jack Shea Sprints Registration Lake Placid Speed Skating Club is doing everything in its power to host meets as scheduled. As in previous years, and earlier this season, LPSSC has only a verbal agreement with the Oval management to use the Oval during the scheduled race times.  […]

Ice Conditions 1/8/16

Ice rating for 4 pm – 6 pm session (with 10 being practically perfect): 8.5 The ice was fast and had great glide. There are still gouges and rough spots on the far inner and outer lanes (edges). Otherwise great ice for speed skating!   (thanks Marty Haire for the cool photo of the oval […]

Ice Conditions 1/7/16

Ice Rating (from 1-10 with 10 being perfect): 8 The ice was really smooth and fast today. Still a bit rough around edges, but overall great ice! Please see schedule below for ice time this weekend as per ORDA (the Olympic Oval times are near the bottom of the grid).  

Ice Conditions 1/1/16 & schedule

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016! 10 am – 12 pm session (from 1-10, with 10 being the best): 7 (Thanks Claire for the report)! The ice still has some rough spots on the edges. Some snow cover. 4 pm – 6 pm session: 8 Ice was much smoother and not […]