ESWG 2021


The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been postponed until 2022. Read More HERE 

Despite not holding our typical event at the end of January 2021, the Empire State Winter Games will be honoring our athletes across the state of New York based on their commitment to winter sports and their community by presenting the first annual Athelte of the Year Award presented by BlueShield of Northeastern New York. Learn more and nominate atheltes HERE


The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been postponed until 2022. 

Navigate to your sport to see registration instructions!

You do not have to be a New York state resident to participate in the Empire State Games and most sports are open to all levels. Please navigate to your specific sport in the dropdown menu above for more information.


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The Empire State Winter Games is a community-driven event, courtesy of a partnership between the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST); the towns of North Elba, Wilmington, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown, Malone, and Brighton; the villages of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Paul Smiths, Malone, Wilmington, and Saranac Lake; the counties of Essex and Franklin; and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority. 

Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Mid's Park in Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah.

LPECQD, Inc, a subsidiary of ROOST, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and is fiscally responsible for the Empire State Winter Games.


Thanks to these participating municipalities:

Town of Brighton

Essex County, NY

Franklin County, NY

Town of Harrietstown

Village of Lake Placid

Town and Village of Malone

Town of North Elba

Town and Village of Tupper Lake

Village of Saranac Lake


Special thanks to Adaptive Spirit for their support of Adaptive Empire State Winter Games events.