Upcoming events

    • 05 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval

    Irving Jaffee Single Distance Championships
    Saturday January 5 – Sunday January 6, 2019
    Lake Placid, New York
    Olympic Oval

    Race warmup tentatively starts 8 am both days - any changes will be addressed within 24 hours before the start of the meet and will be communicated to participants via email. 

    Saturday Races
    500m – 1500m 

    Sunday Races
    1000m - 3000m - 5000m*

    *To qualify for the 5000m, the racer needs to have a time of 5:10 or less in the 3000m. If they do not have a qualifying time yet or do not meet that standard, the highest distance they are eligible for is the 3000m. Racers who do meet the time standard must choose between the 3000m and 5000m race. Times must be official, published, and skated between July 1st 2018 and up to the first day of racing to be considered valid for 5000m qualification. 

    Time standards are not required for the following distances: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, and 3000m.

    These changes are due to time limitations and to ensure the best race experience possible for all.

    Awards for Overall Men’s and Ladies’ Champions of each distance. 

    (gold, silver, bronze)

    Entry Fees:

    Entry per Distance $35 

    Entry for 2 Distances $60

     Entry for 3 or more Distances $99

    Championship Family Entry $150

    To help our Canadian friends in a difficult currency exchange situation, we are offering Canadian rates which will make the rates approximately the same as they would be for American participants (due to the exchange rate). Please email us for the code to enter at this rate. 

    Please note we are using the US Speed Skating age classification system. The number of master skaters may warrant further classification of 10-year age categories (from age 30 onward) at the discretion of the race director.

    Initial seeding will be based upon of most recent comparable results.

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

    Updates to the schedule or planned events will be posted on the website, on the event announcement, and on our Facebook page. 

    This meet is sanctioned by the United States Speed Skating Association

    Sponsored by Lake Placid Speed Skating Club and the Lake Placid Skate Shop.

    For Information visit or contact: We look forward to seeing you! 

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Lake Placid, NY


    2019 Lake Placid North American Challenge

    Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid, NY

    February 9 and 10, 2019

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

    Saturday February 9: 9:00 am warmup, 9:30 am start 5k;  10:30 start 21k 

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

    Race distances: 5K, 21K, and 42K. 

    Novice skater's 5K race: $10

    If you're new to marathon skating, the 5K, at 12.5 laps, is a good start; 

    novice skaters are encouraged to participate! 

    Either 21K or 42K only: $25

    Both 21K and 42K race: $40

    All 3 Races: $50

    Sponsored in memory of cyclist and marathon skater Bill Bauer.

    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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