Dream On, 40th Anniversary Skating Gala | Olympic Center 1980 Rink, Herb Brooks Arena

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Presented by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 7:00 pm (On-Ice Dinner), 8:00 pm (Skating Show)

Members of the 1980 Olympic Figure Skating Team return to the Lake Placid Olympic Center to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games.

Dream On, the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Figure Skating Reunion Gala, an evening dinner and show, will feature live performances by U.S. champions Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy Leduc, Ryan Bradley and Madison Chock and Evan Bates. Special performance by the award-winning North Lights Ensemble, under the direction of Helen Demong. Other performances will include the Skating Club of Lake Placid.

The evening will also feature a multi-media presentation and discussion with the members of the U.S. 1980 Olympic Figure Skating Team, sharing their stories and experiences of 40 years ago. Team members include: Scott Hamilton, Linda Fratianne, Charles Tickner, Tai Babilonia, David Santee, Sandy Lenz Jackson, Caitlin Carruthers Conrad, Peter Carruthers, Sheryl Franks, Michael Botticelli, Lisa-Marie Allen, Stacey Smith and John Summers. On hand will also be legendary coach, Frank Carroll.

Tickets are available for the on-ice dinner and show, as well as general admission show only tickets.

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6:30 pm – Doors open for On-Ice Dinner ticket holders

7:00 pm – On-Ice Dinner begins

7:30 pm – Doors open for General Admission tickets

8:00 pm – Skating show and Remembrance begins

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On-ice Gala Dinner Tickets:

$980 per table (Corporate sponsorship tables are also available)

$125 per person

Doors open at 6:30 pm, with dinner beginning at 7:00 pm. The Dream on skating show begins at 8:00 pm.

Call 518-302-5397 to reserve seats or a whole table.

General Admission Tickets:

$19.80 and are available online , by phone at 518-523-3330 and at the Olympic Center Box Office.

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Sk8 to Elimin8

Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 3:00 pm | Olympic Speed Skating Oval

As part of the special commemoration day, Scott Hamilton will lead community members in a Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™event. This “Frozen 5K” skate-a-thon is the signature fundraiser of the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 c (3) dedicated to changing the future of cancer funding, research and patient care. The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation has held over 70 Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ events that have raised over $1-million.

The partner selected as the charity of choice for the Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ event is Adirondack Health. A portion of the proceeds raised will be directed to help North Country patients travel for acute care related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment plan.

For more information and to register, visit the Foundation’s event website.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor -$6000

  • Premium Seating Location
  • All advertising and press releases, including social media to contain Gold Sponsor
  • Logo with web link on event page with promo box
  • 3 on ice signs
  • Full page ad in program
  • Footer on e-newsletter
  • Ad on video board pre-show and post show
  • PA announcement with videoboard ad
  • 2 tables
    • Dinner for 16 at a private table on ice level in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
    • Meet and great with athletes and 1980 team members at cocktail hour and skating session with rentals post after show
  • 30 GA tickets

Supporting Sponsor- $3000

  • Supporting sponsor (logo on all ads and collateral, including social media)
  • Premium Seating Location
  • Logo with link on event page listed with other supporting sponsors
  • 1 on ice sign
  • Logo in program
  • PA announcement
  • Logo on video board as a supporting sponsor
  • 1 table
    • Dinner for 8 at a private table on ice level in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena
    • Meet and great with athletes and 1980 team members at cocktail hour and skating session with rentals post after show
  • 20 GA tickets

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Other 40th Events

The 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate Lake Placid’s rich Olympic legacy – past, present and future. From February 13-23, the two-time Olympic village is rolling out the welcome mat and his hosting a full slate of activities that will embody the Olympic spirit – from re-living the Opening Ceremony and cauldron lighting, ice skating around the historic Olympic Oval, to skiing with Olympic athletes.

Few events have captured the attention and imagination of Americans, nor left a legacy as rich, as the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York, and it’s only appropriate the anniversary is marked accordingly. We look forward to the planned events and the great opportunity to celebrate both the athletes who competed and the community that played the important role of welcoming the world.
-Sarah Hirshland, USOPC CEO
Team USA