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 […]

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 […]

Ice Conditions 12/30/15

10 am – 12 pm session: 7.5 Slightly better than yesterday, still a bit soft but slightly faster. Slight snow covering. The edges are very rough but the middle and inside of the track was better.   4 pm – 6 pm: 6 Still quite soft, some rough spots.  

Ice Conditions 12/29/15

Ice conditions for today, Tuesday 12/29/15 10 am – 12 pm 5 “Training ice” as one speed skater said. Rough conditions due to freezing rain. There are still some rough spots. 4 pm – 6 pm (split session) 6 Ice was slightly better this time around; still some rough spots but not as many. Slight […]