LAKE PLACID - Renovation to the facade of the Olympic Center's 1932 rink is under way.
The contractors, J.T. Erectors, are restoring the structure to its original appearance in the 1930s. Some of the work includes the installation of windows that have been enclosed by brick since prior to the 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
The revitalization project is being financed through the remaining funds from a grant through Empire State Development, which funded the construction of the newly completed Conference Center at Lake Placid.
J.T. Erectors work to restore the exterior of the Olympic Center’s 1932 rink this week in Lake Placid.
(Photo courtesy of ORDA)
When complete, the 1932 facility, along with its conventional use for skating and hockey and akin to the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, will join the conference center to provide nearly 100,000 square feet of convention space.
The fresh look will complement the conference center, which opened for business May 2011.