Join us in 2016 from February 4-7 for the

36th Empire State Winter Games!

The 2016 Empire State Winter Games are a multi-day sports event that will take place February 4-7, 2016. In this, its 36th year, the Games brings together athletes from across the State and beyond to compete in 19 winter sports.  The 2015 Games included over 1,600 athletes of all ages, including master divisions. This year's games will see the addition of the brand new sport of Snow Bike at Mt. Pisgah in Saranac Lake. In addition, two Freestyle events will be moved to the awesome venue of Titus Mountain, an amazingly spectator friendly venue in Malone.  Big changes are in store for the games this year!

Each ESWG registered athlete is invited to participate in all the festivities especially the opportunity to march in the "Parade of Athletes" during the Opening Ceremony on Februay 4th beginning at 6pm. The Opening Ceremony is free and open to all-bring your cameras and video!!!! This year's ceremony will be a brand new format with many more fun and entertaining components. Don't miss it!

For additional information pertaining to each sport, the schedule, ceremony, news and results please refer to the indicated pages.  Thank you for participating in the Games!

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, Brighton; Villages of Lake Placid, Tupper and Saranac Lake; the counties of Essex and Franklin; the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority, and State Senator Betty Little.

LPECQD, Inc, is a subsidiary of ROOST, is a 501c3 not-for-profit and is fiscally responsible for the Empire State Winter Games.

Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Herb Brooks 1980 Rink, USA Rink, Ski Jumps, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, The VIC, Saranac Lake Civil Center Ice Rink, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Bobsled and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain and Mt. Pisgah.

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