Lake Placid Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

    • HISTORY

      The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., opened in 1982 and rests in the shadows of the Adirondack Mountains. In 1987, the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority assisted the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee with improvements to the Lake Placid Olympic & Parlympic Training Center by building new housing, dining and gymnasium facilities.

      Lake Placid was the site of both the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games and athletes still use the renovated facilities from the 1980 Games to sharpen their skills. Several facilities used by athletes training at the Lake Placid Olympic & Paralympic Training Center are the same ones used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Those facilities include the Olympic Center, Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Olympic Jumping Complex, Mt. Van Hoevenberg and Whiteface Mountain Ski Area. These facilities are managed by the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority.

      It’s not just winter sports either, as the Lake Placid Olympic & Paralympic Training Center offers training to all sports year round. The center caters to biathlon, bobsled & skeleton, figure skating, hockey, luge, ski & snowboard and speed skating are the most frequent sports to train on complex. Other sports training at the center include canoe and kayak, rowing, synchronized swimming, team handball, para-ski, para-bobsled, rythmic gymnastics, triathalong, wheelchair basketball and para-rugby.

      The Lake Placid OPTC has since helped benefit thousands of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, numerous community groups and countless visitors from around the globe.

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