ESWG 2016

Due to weather conditions, ski orienteering is cancelled and all Nordic events have been moved to the Olympic Jumping Complex.
Click HERE for more information.

Join us Feb. 4-7 for the
36th Empire State Winter Games!

Download the Periscope app on your smart phone and follow 'ESWGames'. We'll be live streaming now and then all weekend. 

The 2016 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event that will take place Feb. 4 to 7. In this, its 36th year, the Games brings together athletes from across New York state and beyond to compete in 19 winter sports. The 2015 Games included more than 1,600 athletes of all ages, including master divisions. This year's games will see the addition of the brand new sport of winter bike at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake, where spectators will be able to catch all the action. In addition, two freestyle events will be moved to the awesome Titus Mountain, an amazingly spectator-friendly venue in Malone. Big changes are in store for the Games this year, including a brand new Opening Ceremony that will knock your socks off!


Each ESWG registered athlete is invited to participate in all of the festivities, including the opportunity to march in the "Parade of Athletes" during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The Opening Ceremony is free and open to all, so bring your cameras and video equipment. There is a brand new format for this year's ceremony that includes a lot of 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!

Click here for Schedule and Athlete  Information - including athlete check-in information

Thursday, Feb. 4: OPENING CEREMONY BEGINS AT 6 p.m. - FREE admission, open to one and all. 

Athletes will line up in the USA Rink, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and arriving no later than 5:45 p.m.Use the "athlete entrance" on Cummins Road between the Olympic Center and the High School.  An Empire Sate Games uniform is REQUIRED to march in the parade of athletes. No exceptions. Uniforms will not be available at the Opening Ceremony. They must be obtained from Athlete Check-in at the Conference Center at Lake Placid during the times listed above. 


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; the New York state Olympic Regional Development Authority, and state Senator Betty Little.

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, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, the VIC, Saranac Lake Civil Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain and Mount Pisgah.

Regional Map with venue location information

Support provided by a Market NY grant through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.

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


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