lake placid olympic center
where miracles are made...
It was at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in 1980 that the US men's hockey team toppled the Soviet Union on their way to winning the gold medal. This is where 16-year-old figure skater Sonja Henie won an Olympic gold medal in 1932 and charmed the world. Out front is the speed skating Oval, where in 1932 local Olympian Jack Shea and teammate Irving Jaffee each won two gold medals, Eric Heiden won five in 1980, and where you can skate all winter long.
But the glory isn't all behind us. Every year the 7,700-seat 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena—named after the Miracle on Ice coach—hosts national and international figure skating competitions, USA Hockey events, Stars on Ice, ECAC Hockey Championships, and other special events.