Herb Brooks Arena
Herb Brooks Arena
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Where the USA Olympic Hockey team won against Russia and went on to win the gold medal in the 1980 Olympic games. The 1980 Rink sits in the Herb Brooks Arena and in 2021 it underwent major updates and renovations. In particular, the 1980 Rink and concourse were equipped with LED Event & TV Quality Lighting and a new HVAC system. Renovations to the Locker rooms, public restrooms, concessions stands, and hospitality suites have also been made. And to top it off, the rink can now be converted to either international or NHL size standards.
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Samantha Netzband
Sherrill, NY220 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I grew up watching my brothers play hockey, which meant I also grew up watching the Miracle on Ice Movie starring Kurt Russell. Seeing the arena in person was amazing. While it’s a relatively quick activity it is definitely worth it.
Written February 10, 2021
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sandcastles25
Northampton, MA32 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Spent the week camping and visiting Olympic Venues and arena and museum were excellent. We spent the extra $10 per person to take the one hour tour of arena and it was money well spent. We have done many tours while traveling and this one ranks at the top. Sean, our tour guide, was very passionate and extremely knowledgeable and made history come alive. My 12 year old really enjoyed it as well.
Written July 2, 2018
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MisterMVA
Vienna, VA197 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Don't be afraid to walk right in here and look around. There are three rinks (1932, 1980, and a third practice one). The 1980 one is where the USA men's hockey team won. There are also lots of banners for ECAC college hockey here. The only things that seem to cost money in here are the museum and the simulator rides (for bobsled and luge I think). There is also the location of the Lake Placid Hall of Fame.
Written September 6, 2018
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Laura P
Porter, IN263 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
there are two rinks here, the 1980's rink and the 1932 rink. the place holds concerts and expos. we came to see the history of the place and take in the rinks themselves and experience the history of the area. overall place looked clean, parking was not easy to find, not sure why. you can easily explore the area and take it for what it is. outside the building is the speed skating tack.
Written June 13, 2018
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tonywu695
117 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Pay the $10 and take a guided tour on history of the arena, Lake Placid Olympic history and notable names from the Olympics. The tour is a little over an hour and revolves around a full 360 tour of the Herb Brooks arena and the adjacent Jack Shea arena. It's a shame not many people signed up for it, I and a family of three were the only attendees. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this. What I was amazed was how a small town like Lake Placid was able to host multiple Olympics and have all venues within a 10 minute drive from Main Street. You are able to see the ski jump and bobsled venues as well as Whiteface Mountain from the second floor. It was also great to be able to take a walk around the speed skating track adjacent to the arena after the tour. The only disappointment was watching the short clip of USA VS Russia game on VHS and the old cathode tube TVs. You would think in this day and age we would be able to play this on digital and flat screen monitors but this was a very small criticism compared to the overall tour.
Written March 19, 2017
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Suzy-Tim
Egg Harbor Township, NJ37 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
My wife, daughter and I visited the Arena Tuesday 1/15. We took the guided tour with Sean Donovan as our guide. His passion for the Arena, its Olympic history, and that of the surrounding area is evident from the start. He is a true historian of Lake Placid, but a hockey fan to the core, He is personable, funny and his tour is very entertaining. I see Lake Placid in a completely different way after spending an hour with Sean. If are visiting the town, do yourself a favor and take this tour. It's only $10 pp and well worth the cost.
Written January 18, 2019
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Erin
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN39 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Visited Herb Brooks Arena and took the $10/pp guided tour. Sean the tour guide was very informative, and it was thrilling to be in the arena where the “miracle on ice” took place. We really enjoyed the tour. Well worth the money.
Written December 23, 2018
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W3117MRdavids
14 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were in Lake Placid during the "Mud Season", so things were quiet. I was able lleisurely ook around and even walk out on the rink floor, sit in the players bench area and soak in the atmosphere. There's a documentary playing on the overhead TV system and the names of the USA Hockey Team members names are displayed around the mezzanine level. Very moving to relive the 1980 historic victory.
Written May 8, 2018
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Indah Edlightz
Ontario, Canada3,179 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
We attended a minor hockey tournament organized by CAN/AM hockey and the games were at this arena. It was an amazing experience for the boys to play on such historic ice. The dressing rooms (especially the first few) give the kids the feeling like they are professional hockey players with stalls for each player.
The only downside was that the staff would not allow people on the opposite side of the arena to see the players on the bench and everyone had to sit on one half of the arena. Also during the tournament there is a public skate so everyone gets to skate on the Olympic rink.... FUN!!!
Written July 22, 2017
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mevardi
Suffern, NY90 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
A fabulous visit if you were interested in one of the grreatest Olympic achievements of all time....USA USA...we took home the gold and worth seeing it all at the arena
Written March 14, 2017
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Herb Brooks Arena - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)