Lake Placid, New York is best known as the two-time site of the Winter Olympics, in 1932 and 1980. The village is especially remembered as the site of the 1980 USA-USSR hockey game the "Miracle on Ice", when a group of American college students and amateurs upset the heavily favored Soviet national ice hockey team 4-3 and two days later won the gold medal. The victory is often ranked as the greatest in American sports history. It is also the site of the Olympic Oval, where Eric Heiden won his five Olympic gold medals.
Famous Lake Placid in the Adirondacks of New York - Mirror Lake and Main Street at this world famous vacation center, which offers year 'round activities, including Scenic Boat Trips, Skating at the Olympic Arena and Convention Center, Skiing in the winter and scenic chair lifts and Motor Highway to the summit in the magnificent Whiteface Mountain and Mount Van Hovenberg Bob Sled Run. The only one in North America.
Picturesque Lake Placid - A view along Main Street in this world famous resort which offers varied activities in every season, including Ice Skating in the Olympic Arena, scenic boat trips, Golf on Championship Courses, and the nearby Whiteface Mountain Ski Center and Summit Highway.
Site of 1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games - Aerial view of the Village showing the Olympic Arenas and Speed Skating Oval in the center and Olympic Headquarters at lower right.
Site of 1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games - Interior views of the new 15 million dollar Field House are shown with Hockey and Figure Skating events in progress. The aerial view shows the refrigerated Speed Skating Oval, the Lake Placid High School and the Olympic Arenas.