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Lake Placid Olympic Center

2634 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
+1 518-523-1655
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Fantastic tour

Sean was a sensational tour guide, with exhaustive knowledge regarding Lake Placid history and the... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Hyperplanners
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Philadelphia
Jim Rogers is a legend

How fortunate for my wife and I that we happened across Jim Rogers as we explored the Lake Placid... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
wiggibob1
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Collinsville, Illinois
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“awesome tour” (2 reviews)
“hockey team” (4 reviews)
“ice hockey” (3 reviews)
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2634 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3648
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+1 518-523-1655
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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.

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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

1  Thank wiggibob1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were a bit confused at the beginning of our exploration of the Ice Rink. We had read that there was a tour, but we were able to walk right in and didn't see anything about a tour, just a bob sled simulation. But, we...More

3  Thank LWH2014
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We got to go see the New York Rangers practice a team building experience and we were able to get some autographs too...

Thank boski66
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I wanted to go on a free trip. unfotunately on www wasn't actual information. It was difficult to sightseeing without guide. Complex for sure does much better impression during winter.

Thank Marcin M
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Take the one hour tour in The Olympic Center and you will see the Herb Brooks ice arena where The USA beat The USSR in 1980 , but if you're very lucky you will have Howard Riley as your tour guide. He is a living...More

Thank Sonia S
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Claire L
29 December 2017|
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Response from boski66 | Reviewed this property |
No its not heated... We had coats & hats on.
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SeanLee005
17 December 2016|
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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.
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