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COMING SOON - 2018 Event/Athlete Guide

COMING SOON - 2018 Daily Event Schedule

A full 2018 athlete list will be provided after the close of registration.


Founded in 1980, the Empire State Winter Games are a multi-day winter athletic competition headquartered in Lake Placid, NY. Amateur athletes of all ages and from all over the Northeast and Canada compete in more than 30 winter sports competitions over three days every February. The Empire State Winter Games are 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 (ORDA); and New York State Senator Betty Little. Connect with the Games on,, and 


Brookly Children's Theater Debuts Anthem

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:29
Brooklyn Musicians to Sing at ESWG Opening Ceremony Twelve members of the Brooklyn Children’s Theater will debut Empire State Winter Games’ new anthem during 2018 Opening Ceremony. The 38th Empire... more

Let The Games Begin

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:26
Let the Games Begin The Empire State Winter Games bring thrilling competition and festival vibes to New York’s former Olympic village in February 2018. On the eve of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the... more

Bigger Village Debuts in 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 23:12
Bigger Spectator Village Debuts at 2018 Empire State Winter Games Zipline, snow tubing, local food, and live music bring festival atmosphere to downtown Lake Placid, New York. An expanded outdoor... more

2018 ESWG Village

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:41
Lake Placid to Host Expanded ESWG Village Centralized ESWG Village Serves as Heart of the 2018 Games   LAKE PLACID, NY (December 5, 2017) – From the epicenter of Olympics past rises a new era.... more

Inaugural Torch Relay

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:39
Empire State Winter Games Introduces Inaugural Torch Relay from NYC to Lake Placid Unifies Entire State Ahead of Three Days of Amateur Sports Competition LAKE PLACID, NY (December 5, 2017) – The... more

Expanded 2018 Games

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:25
Empire State Winter Games Announces Significant Expansion Plans Becomes a model for destination sporting events in the Northeast LAKE PLACID, NY (December 5, 2017) – The Empire State Winter Games has... more