Lake Placid

Lake Placid Olympic Region


2634 Main St.,
Lake Placid,
United States,

Olympic Pedigree: Figure skater-turned-movie star Sonja Henie took one gold medal at the Olympic Center’s rink in 1932. Nearly five decades later, during the 1980 Winter Games, American speed skater Eric Heiden won five gold medals, while the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviet Union.


Be an Olympian: Lace up your skates at the Olympic Center’s open-to-the-public rink ($5 admission), or take a ride on the luge and bobsleigh tracks at the nearby Olympic Sports Complex (from $55).