As per ORDA management, the 7 pm – 9 pm session on Friday February 27 will be a SPLIT session, meaning speed skaters will be able to skate on the inner lane and public skaters (figure and hockey) on the outer lane.
Rating of 4 pm – 6 pm session, from 1-10 with 10 being best–8
Ice was smooth and fairly fast but not optimal glide.
Please keep in mind that this weekend is the Lake Placid Marathon Finale on the Oval. So there will be no 10-12 speed skating sessions on Saturday and Sunday due to the marathon.
Schedules to be posted as they become available.
Despite what the venue schedule says for this weekend’s skating schedule (posted in the post below), the Lake Placid Marathon Finale is this weekend so there probably won’t be a morning session. Barring any other unforeseen conflicts, the 4-6 session should remain.
Keep watching for a schedule from the oval to be posted, which should include these race times.
As per ORDA, back to normal schedule this week for speed skating (today (Monday) 4 – 6 and Tuesday and Wednesday closed). See the JPEG of venue schedules below:
8 am – 10 am session: 8
Ice was smooth and fairly fast with slight snow cover.
Hockey Day in America went on all afternoon and evening (from 12-9) on the Oval–free skating for everyone! Here’s an indication of what it was like out there mid-afternoon:
Rating for ice sessions today from 1-10, with 10 being the best:
10 am – 12 pm: 8
Some small grooves but overall great ice. Not as fast as yesterday but still smooth.
4 pm – 6 pm: 6.5
Snow cover and rough patches on ice, back stretch had several dips in the ice and rough spots.
Rating of 10 am – 12 pm session ice (from 1-10 with 10 being best): 7
Ice was good but snow cover made it slower than yesterday.
4 pm – 6 pm: 9
FAST ice this afternoon!
4 pm – 6 pm rating (no 10-12 today): 8.5
Ice was smooth and fairly fast.