Summer Figure Skating Program
Come watch the beautiful sport of figure skating in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena this week. Skaters from all over the world have trained in Lake Placid every summer since 1932, including Olympic Greats and Legends like Dick Button, Ronnie Robertson, Dorothy Hamill and Scott Hamilton. Who knows whether you will catch a glimpse of a future Champion? And if you’re a figure skater, check with the ORDA office to register for sessions. The limit is currently 12 skaters per session.
Due to restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer at the Olympic Center will look and feel a little different. We will only be able to offer training sessions and private lessons. There will be no group classes or shows this summer, but we look forward to offering those next year.
New for 2020—ALL skaters must be registered and sessions must be purchased at least 5 days in advance!
Schedule to Watch
August 24 – 28, 2020
Monday | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This training event is posted for informational/spectator purposes, and team schedules are subject to change without notice. The Lake Placid Olympic Sites welcome a variety of athletes for training year-round, and seeing them is a special highlight! We appreciate your understanding that this training event is based on a guideline schedule and does not guarantee athlete presence at the specified time and location, but does represent the information we have been provided by coaches and team offices.
Before You Arrive
Lake Placid is a popular destination—especially in the summer! Make sure to reserve your housing as soon as you decide on the dates you would like to attend.
Due to health and safety measures for this year, if you are not coming with your coach, you do need to take private lessons from at least one coach who is teaching in Lake Placid at the time of your stay.
All of our coaches are independent contractors, so coaching arrangements should be made directly with the coach. If you aren’t sure who to work with, we recommend first asking your current coach at home. However, you can always contact us with any questions!
New for 2020—All skaters must register and purchase their sessions at least 5 days prior to arrival.
You will pre-purchase training sessions for each day. Due to strict limitations on the number of skaters and coaches allowed on the ice at one time, the time(s) of your sessions will be assigned. You will receive an email 2-3 days prior to your session with your assigned times as well as detailed instructions on entering and exiting the arena, playing music on the session, etc.
Assumption of Risk
All skaters must complete and sign the Assumption of Risk before their first training session. When purchasing training sessions online, the Assumption of Risk will be presented at the very end of the checkout process. If you have not completed the Assumption of Risk, please do so below in advance of your first training session.
Purchasing Additional Sessions
Skaters are only required to complete the Registration Form once for the duration of the Summer Figure Skating Program. If you have already registered and are looking to book additional sessions, you can purchase online below. Please remember you must purchase any sessions at least 5 days in advance of your arrival.
While You're Here
You may enter the arena 30 minutes prior to your assigned session. Please come dressed to skate. No locker rooms will be available. When you check in, you will be assigned a number for that session. There will be a corresponding number for a warm-up area and seating to put your skates on. A face covering is required in the warm-up area.
Please note: Your coach must sign off that your temperature is normal and that you have no COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY.
All sessions are 50 minutes in length. You will have 10 minutes after each session to take your skates off and leave the building.
Detailed instructions will be sent to you via email after registering.
Skaters are only required to complete the Registration Form once for the duration of the Summer Figure Skating Program. If you have already registered and are looking to book additional sessions, you can purchase online here.
YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU HAVE PURCHASED YOUR SESSIONS.