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Lake Placid Golden Skates Marathon Offers Pricey Prize

November 30, 2012 - Christie Sausa
In the book "Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates", 15 year old Dutch speed skater Hans vies for the Silver Skates prize in a local speed skating race. The Lake Placid Speed Skating Club will be hosting an event with a similarly valuable prize on December 7, 8, and 9 with the Lake Placid Golden Skates Marathon.

As part of the Marathon Skating International 2012-2013 Event Schedule, the race will offer skaters the opportunity to race in a 10k, 21k, or 42k race, (or all three!). And like the famous event that Hans Brinker competed in, the grand prize for the male and female overall winner will be a genuine gold speed skate award.

The race begins on Friday Night at 8 pm for the 10k distance. Saturday it resumes at 10 am for the 21k, and Sunday finishes with the 42k at 8 am.

So come for the Golden skates, and stay for the fun racing atmosphere and outdoor racing experience!

For more information and to register, visit Marathon Skating International's website, (in links).

Also, for up to date information on the Olympic Oval, visit

The Oval will open for the 2012-2013 season tomorrow, Saturday December 1st. The schedule is as follows:


4 pm - 6 pm Speed Skating

7 pm - 9 pm Public Skating (hockey and figure skates only)


10 am - 12 am Speed Skating

1 pm - 3 pm Public Skating

4 pm - 6 pm Speed Skating

7 pm - 9 pm Public Skating

As it was last year, the Oval will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays for maintenance.

See you on the ice!!


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Skaters starting the 40k race, 2011 (photo by Christie Sausa).


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