We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Exciting to be standng there...

I was delighted to be able to see THE place where it happened. Awesome facility. When we walked in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winchester, United States
Tour of Olympic Center by Jim

One of the best tour guides we have ever had. Jim was around for the 1980 Olympics and had many... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
via mobile
Read all 55 reviews
All photos (24)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hockey team”(4 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
2634 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
+1 518-523-1655
Reviews (55)
Filter reviews
54 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfantastic tourhockey teamamazing historyworth a visithockey fanspeed skatingour tour guidewalk aroundolympic gamesice skatingolympic passportcommitteejimrogersrinkmiraclearena
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was delighted to be able to see THE place where it happened. Awesome facility. When we walked in, there were no guides, no docents, no one anywhere except visitors and a fella on the Zamboni..and a janitor on the way out. It is worth...More

Thank LivinLookinUp
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best tour guides we have ever had. Jim was around for the 1980 Olympics and had many interesting and funny stories and facts. He is a great storyteller and seems to love what he does. The tour was 90 minutes and we...More

1  Thank Ekell
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We did the 10.00 tour at the complex. Our guide was very knowledgable and was a reporter during the 1980 games.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had Jim Rogers as our guide. This is the best guided walking tour, of anything, by anyone, that I have ever been on.

1  Thank tetleytealeaf
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Sean was a sensational tour guide, with exhaustive knowledge regarding Lake Placid history and the 1980 games, and an unending passion for sharing it with others. This is a must for any Olympics/sports fan or anyone interested in recent history.

1  Thank Hyperplanners
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

How fortunate for my wife and I that we happened across Jim Rogers as we explored the Lake Placid Olympic Ice Rink . We found a gem of a man with a passion about Lake Placid and the 1980 Olympics. This man gave us a...More

2  Thank wiggibob1
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

4 of us tried curling at the Olympic Center during the holiday week. The instructor was knowledgeable and friendly. It was something unique to try and loads of fun!

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Share the experience of "the miracle on ice" win of the US hockey team vs. the Soviet Union, right where it happened! So cool- we all had chills up our spines. Then we went skating outside on the Olympic Oval where Eric Heiden won his...More

2  Thank Gunksman
Reviewed 7 February 2018

There are clearly posted public skate hours, the ice surface is perfect, and the 400 metre loop allows for a lot of room. There is a heated area to change into your skates and rentals are availalble.

2  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We came prepared with our own skates but you can rent them here as well. The hours for free skating are posted on plain white paper in size 10 font on a bulletin board, not exactly clear but it’s available nonetheless. We arrived when they...More

Thank Von1287
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 hotels in Lake Placid
Best Western Adirondack Inn
552 reviews
.12 km away
Crowne Plaza Lake Placid
1,435 reviews
.32 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Placid
1,402 reviews
.32 km away
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
1,468 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 106 restaurants in Lake Placid
241 reviews
.45 km away
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
1,773 reviews
.28 km away
584 reviews
.40 km away
Wiseguys Sports Bar & Grill
154 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 93 attractions in Lake Placid
Lake Placid
159 reviews
.52 km away
Herb Brooks Arena
133 reviews
.06 km away
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
664 reviews
.04 km away
1932 Jack Shea Arena
49 reviews
.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Claire L
29 December 2017|
Response from boski66 | Reviewed this property |
No its not heated... We had coats & hats on.
17 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from GirlyGirlTravels | Reviewed this property |
There was no cost when we skated at the 1932 arena. They had music playing and Santa show up. It was lots of fun! If the outdoor oval is open definitely skate there.