The Ice Report – December 15, 2016

A COLD, SNOWY, WINDY day here in Lake Placid! Ice Rating (from 1 – 10, with 10 being the best): 6.5 The ice was pebbly from several days of snowy, icy, and windy conditions–nothing some ice resurfacing can’t fix! 😉 There were a few rough spots on the edges, and slight snow cover. Tomorrow night […]

Schedule for December 15-21, 2016

Hello everyone, I just received the new Oval schedule for this week. Please note there are changes to regularly scheduled programming (I mean, skating) 😉 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you are still interested in signing up for the marathon, you can do so HERE. See the schedule below for more information.

The Ice Report – December 9, 2016

More snowy skating! Rating from 1 – 10 with 10 being the best ever: 8 The ice was fairly smooth and fast but a bit brittle on the corners…nothing too noticeable! 😉 Snow cover from intermittent heavy snowfall. Please note that due to the meet tomorrow and Sunday morning, there is no public speed skating […]

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, […]

The Ice Report-December 5, 2016

What a great first day of skating! Ice rating (from 1 – 10 with ten being the best ice ever): 7.5 Congrats are in order to the crew that worked tirelessly over the past two and a half days to make the ice (often through the snow and wind). It was pretty smooth and fast, […]

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 […]