5828 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-2817
Fax: (518) 523-4160
The Herb Brooks Arena (formerly known as the Olympic Center) is where one of ice hockey's greatest moments took place. The arena was home to the USA vs. USSR match at the 1980 Olympics and the USA pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the games. After Brooks' death in 2003, the Olympic Center was renamed in his honor. The impressive facility is composed of four skating rinks and hosts a variety of events throughout the year at this 7700-seat venue.
This world-renowned track is where top-class athletes hurtle along the mountain at break-neck speed in the hopes of setting a new record. Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run is a top-notch facility that has played host to bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions in the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. If the adrenalin rush of watching athletes zoom past you is too hard to resist, you can even experience what its like with an actual bobsleigh ride with a professional.
The Olympic Sports Complex lets you go for a 30-second blobsled ride down the Olympic track and the one used to still train world athletes today. A truck brings you up the side of the mountain and you ride on down in a four-man bobsled. While it is a pricey ride it is certainly an unforgettable one. For the truly daring, the self-guided luge is a one-of-a-kind experience in Lake Placid. Come watch the athletes do timed runs on the course for skeleton, luge and bobsled. If you prefer to experience the snow and ice off the bobsled track, there is 32 miles of cross-country trails, biathlon training facilities and snowshoe paths for everyone in the family to enjoy.