Upcoming events

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval

    1st Annual Heiden Challenge

    Saturday February 29, 2020 – 

    Sunday March 1, 2020

    Olympic Speed Skating Oval
    Lake Placid, NY

    An event honoring Eric Heiden, 1980 five-time Winter Olympic Gold Medalist. Skate the same distances he skated on the historic Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating oval!

    Due to the larger distances and the limited time available, we will not offer races for skaters under age 13. 

    Entry Fee - $80


    Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm 

      AND     3 pm - 6 pm 

    Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm 

    Overall male and female winners will be awarded for first, second and third place.


    Women 500 - 1,000 - 1,500 - 3,000 - 5,000*

    *Only the top four skaters in the 3,000 will qualify for the 5,000. 

    Men 500 - 1,000 - 1,500 - 5,000 - 10,000*

    *Only the top four skaters in the 5000 will qualify for the 10,000.

    Time Standards  

    Women's Times 

     Distances  D2 Times  HC Times
     500M  49.00  56.35
     1000M  01:37  01:58
     1500M  02:30  03:05
     3000M  05:10  05:50

    Men's Times

     Distances  D2 Times  HC Times
     500M  45.00  52.00
     1000M  01:29  01:50
     1500M  02:15  02:47
     5000M  08:10  09:32

    Times were adapted from the D2 times in the AmCup series in which the times were calculated to be 15% slower than those times to allow more racers to qualify. Skaters need only meet ONE distance time standard to qualify for the meet.

    The 5,000 and 10,000 will function as a "final" for the top four women in the 3,000 and the top four men in the 5,000. Those who meet at least one of the time standards above for entry will have the opportunity to skate the following distances: 500-1000-1500-3000 (women); 500-1000-1500-5000 (men). 

    This race is sanctioned by US Speedskating. 

    Initial seeding will be based upon of most recent results since July 1, 2019.

    Categories may skate together at the discretion of the race director.

    The meet director can truncate the competition distances due to weather or time considerations. All efforts will be made to complete competition distances in their entirety.

    Please email for more information.

    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 08 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lake Placid, NY

    2020 Lake Placid Ice Marathon Finale

    Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid, NY

    March 7-8 2020

    Enjoy marathon skating on the famous Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval! 

    Saturday February 9: 9:00 am warmup, 9:30 am start 10k;  10:30 start 21k 

    Sunday February 10: 9:00am warmup, 9:30 am 42k start

    Race distances:10K, 21k, and 42k. 

    10k race: $25

    21k race: $40

    42k race: $40

    All distances: $99

    As always, the race is weather dependent although we are confident that we will still have quality ice for this event! 

    Please select the distances you plan to skate in the registration entry and on the form to help us organize registrations for the timers.

    Any changes to the schedule will be posted on our website, on the event announcement, and on the Lake Placid Speed Skating Club Facebook page. 

    Chip timing will be utilized. 

    To participate in this meet, you must be a member of US Speedskating, Skate Canada, or an equivalent ISU member skating organization. For those who are not members of a National Governing Body, one day racing licenses will be available for $20 per event. Access the form below and please bring completed copy with payment to check in. 


    Check in for the marathon starts at 12 noon on Friday and will continue until 8 pm at Lake Placid Skate Shop, in the red building across from the Oval. 

    Please contact meet director/Lake Placid Speed Skating Club President Christie Sausa with any questions at We look forward to seeing you! 

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