We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

1932 Jack Shea Arena

58 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

1932 Jack Shea Arena

58 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
58Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 26
  • 27
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
DaayTrippers wrote a review Feb 2020
Saugerties, New York211 contributions75 helpful votes
Just attended the America Cup for Short Track Speed Skating in the 1932 Arena. For many events this venue is preferable to the Herb Brooks 1980 arena due to the smaller size. Not a bad seat in the house.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Ryan wrote a review Jan 2020
Mississauga, Canada730 contributions637 helpful votes
Jack Shea Arena (known as the “1932 Arena” until recently) is a multipurpose space in the New York State community of Lake Placid. Built for the III Olympic Winter Games held in 1932, it was the first indoor arena used in a Winter Games (it hosted the figure skating competition and six of the twelve ice hockey games). Fun Fact: Jack Shea arena is named after John Amos Shea (1910-2002), an American double-gold medalist at the III Olympic Winter Games in speedskating. Shea is also notable for being the first American to win two gold medals at one Winter Olympics and for being the patriarch of the first family with three generations of Winter Olympians. Neat! Sadly, at the age of 91, Shea died from injuries sustained in a car accident. At the time of his death, Shea was the oldest gold-winning Olympian. Look for the Jack Shea Arena inside the Lake Placid Olympic Centre at 2634 Main Street. Today, the historic site is used for public skating, training (Dorothy Hamill trained in the 1932 Arena prior to her gold medal performance in 1976 at the XII Olympic Winter Games), and hockey events. It is owned and operated by the Olympic Regional Development Authority, a New York State public benefit corporation. Be sure to check out all the cool memorabilia!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Sparky-1967 wrote a review Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada249 contributions93 helpful votes
Still in use today. Ice surface is very good. The facility is well maintained. Free to view. Fun to read and view the memorabilia posted in the corridors.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
Helpful
Share
David L wrote a review Apr 2019
Wilmington, New York58 contributions11 helpful votes
We have been here many times and always enjoy returning. There is just tons of history here, and it is fascinating to walk around, read many signs and plaques on the walls, and take in all of the American sports history. Public ice skating is available numerous times a week. And if there is a tournament ongoing, you can watch hockey or figure skating. That is really fun and a way to kill a good hour watching a fun sports event. And needless to say, once finished here, walk to the iconic Herb Brooks 1980 Hockey Arena for a once on a lifetime experience of absorbing all there is at this "hallowed ground" Arena, home of the Miracle on Ice. It gives you chills, no joke. David L.
Read more
Date of experience: March 2019
Helpful
Share
TravelsWithMitzi wrote a review Jan 2019
Downingtown, Pennsylvania20 contributions6 helpful votes
As indicated in the title of the venue, this is the older of the two ice arenas in town. The seats are not the most comfortable, but they are better than just plain benches. There are no arm rests, and some of the seats seem to spill your body forward as you sit. They are molded plastic, and after a couple of hours, they tend to get hard. Otherwise, this is a basic no-frills arena.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2019
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about 1932 Jack Shea Arena