Our tour guide was an older gentleman, whom I believe said had been a reporter and/or editor for the local newspaper during the time of the bidding, preparing for, and holding of, the 1980 Winter Olympics. As an area resident involved with the Olympics at that time, he had a wealth of behind-the-scenes stories to tell, which really brought the tour, and the Miracle on Ice arena, to life. We were able to see a figure skating pair and a female skater working with their coaches on a practice rink, as well as watch a skater competing in what I believe were the North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships in another arena. Although you can look around the Olympic Center on your own without a tour guide, as my husband had suggested we do the day before when we had missed the tour times, I know I would not have gotten anywhere near the experience I did with our tour guide who was actually there during the 1980 Olympics.
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