The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) invite athletes to a Rollerski race weekend, September 15-16 in the Adirondacks. We are excited to make this a two-day race series and to take advantage of the Olympic venues in our region.

On Saturday, September 15, there will be a Lake Placid Doubleday consisting of a 3 kilometer freestyle prologue rollerski with an interval start followed by a 1.5 kilometer freestyle preliminary sprint. The Doubleday will take place at 9:00AM at the rollerski loop located at the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jump.

Start Location: Main parking lot of the Lake Placid Ski Jumping Complex at  5486 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946


8:00 am: Registration and Bib Pick up open - Inspection on foot

9:00 am: Athlete Safety Meeting and Course Opens for Inspection - At Start

9:55 am: Course Closes

10:00 am: Junior Female 3k Prologue (:30 sec intervals)

10:15 am: Junior Male 3k Prologue

10:35 am: Open Female 3k Prologue

10:45 am: Open Male 3k Prologue

11:00 - 11:45 am: Open Agility Session

11:55am: Course Closes

12:00 pm: Junior Female 1.5k Sprint Prelim (:15 sec intervals )

12:05 pm: Junior Male 1.5k Sprint Prelim

12:15 pm: Open Female 1.5k Sprint Prelim

12:20 pm: Open Male 1.5k Sprint Prelim

1:00 Awards Ceremony 

On the Sunday, September 16, the Climb to the Castle Skate Race will begin at 8:00AM. The course will start at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain– New York’s 5th highest peak with an elevation of 4,867 feet.

Following the race events there will be a brief award ceremony for Junior, Senior and Masters Classes.

For questions please contact Shane MacDowell at

Start Location: Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, Toll Booth.

7:00 am: Registration and Bib Pick up opens

8:00 am: Open and Junior Male Start

8:05 am: Open and Junior Female Start

8:08 am: Masters Open Start

Awards at the Castle: 30 minutes after last finisher