All registered athletes will receive a logoed jacket when checking in. Information for check-in is also on the "Schedule/Check-in" tab at the top of this page. Jacket sizes are on a first-come, first-served 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, so some sizes may not be available if you check in after Thursday. Please note there are are no youth-specific sizes. Use the chart below to determine the size that's best for you or your child.

The year's jacket is an incredible $100 value! It's a full-zip, Yetti brand softshell that's wind- and water-resistant, making it the perfect year-round addition to your outdoor gear cache. Check it out!

The 2017 Event/Athlete Handbook is now available for download here. (All schedules are subject to change)

Athlete Check-In - Conference Center at Lake Placid, 2608 Main St., Lake Placid

Wednesday, Feb. 1:  4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 2:  10 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 3:  10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, Feb. 4:  9:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday, Feb. 5:  9:30 - 4 pm

Opening Ceremony:

Thursday, Feb. 2: The Opening Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. 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 official 2017 Empire State 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. Athlete check-in will be open until 6:00 pm that day.


Under 18 years old? Click here to print the waiver you'll need to fill out. Bring completed waiver to athlete check-in. This is mandator for under 18 year-olds.

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds of entry fees. 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: Sue Cameron, Communications Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946