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2022 Empire State Winter Games

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It’s back. Following a one-year absence of competition, the Empire State Winter Games, sponsored by Community Bank N.A., return for its 42nd year. Some 2,000 athletes of all ages, from New York State and beyond, are expected to participate in more than 30 sports across Lake Placid and the Adirondack region.

As the largest annual multi-sport destination festival in the Northeast, the Games not only attract the spirit and excitement of the athletes, but also bring in more than 5,000 friends and family members, and up to 15,000 additional spectators.

This winter’s Games will include Alpine and Nordic skiing, Nordic combined, ski orienteering, ski jumping  snowboarding, freestyle skiing and freeski, bobsled, luge, skeleton, figure skating, ice hockey, snowshoeing and winter biking. The Adaptive sports include Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing bobsled and sled hockey.

Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.  Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Mid's Park in Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center and Mount Pisgah.

Thursday 02/03/2021: The Opening Ceremony begins at 6:30PM at Mirror Lake's Public Beach

Athlete check-in will be at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946

  • Wednesday 02/02/2021:  4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 02/03/2021:  10:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 02/04/2021:  11:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 02/05/2021:  9:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Sunday 02/06/2021:  9:30AM - 1:00PM

For more information about the 42nd Empire State Winter Games, visit

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