About the Lake Placid Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

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. The renovation completed on 29 acres of land in 1989.

The Lake Placid OPTC was the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. 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 boxing, canoe and kayak, judo, rowing, synchronized swimming, team handball, water polo and wrestling.

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