Registered athletes will receive an official Empire State Winter Games jacket when checking in. Sizes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will attempt to have a variety of sizes so everyone receives the size they need; however, apparel ordering deadlines are earlier than registration deadlines, so size quantities will be approximated.


NEW LOCATION FOR 2022 : Athlete check in will be at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Wednesday, February 2:  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 3:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 4:  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 5:  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 6:  9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 3rd:

The 2022 ESWG Opening Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. NEW LOCATION FOR 2022: Mirror Lake Public Beach. That's right, this year the Opening Ceremony will be held outside on the famous Mirror Lake! 

Athletes will line up on Parkside Drive starting at 5:30pm

An official 2022 Empire State Winter Games jacket is required to march in the parade of athletes. No exceptions. Jackets 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. 


Click here to fill out the waiver you'll need to participate in the Games. This is mandatory for athlete check in.


While most events are open to out-of-state competitors, some sports do have specific residency requirements for athletes. Please check the qualifications section of your specific sport page or reach out to your individual sport director to confirm if out-of-state registration is permitted. 


There are no refunds of entry fees. While registering please double check the dates of competition and qualification requirements needed to compete. In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.

Any refund requests must be made in writing and sent to: Empire State Winter Games, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946