The Olympic Center was the site of some of the greatest, most memorable moments in Winter Sports history. It was here that Eric Heiden, in his gold, suit streaked to five speedskating victories. It was here that the United States Hockey team won its Miracle on Ice game against the Soviet Union.
Walk the halls of the Olympic Center with our guides, rounding the same corners they rounded years ago as the building throbbed with chants of "USA! USA! USA!" And, more than likely, pass a group of 10-year-olds in warm-up jackets, skating out to center ice with their coach, keeping Lake Placid's Olympic tradition alive.
If you are staying in town it's easy to walk right to the ice skating ring. I had a blast skating with my nieces and nephew. Ice skating is just like riding a bike. You never forget how to do it.
With four ice rinks, this is where the pros practice, and the U.S. Hockey Team and figure-skating champions train year-round. A small museum houses exhibits from the Lake Placid Olympics of 1932 and 1980, and for a brief period on summer nights, families can skate the site of our hockey team’s 1980 “Miracle on Ice.”