Monday, January 21, 2019

Empire State Games Torch Relay Stops Announced

eswg logoThe stops for the 2019 Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay have been announced. This year features two routes, one traveling from NYC and one from Buffalo, both meeting in the Adirondacks.

The relay begins January 27 and culminates five days, and over 700 miles of travel when the flame ignites the ESWG cauldron and kicks off the 2019 Games which is hosted in the Adirondacks from January 31-February 3.  The Empire State Winter Games are in their 39th year.

Stops Scheduled Nearby

Wednesday, January 30th: Albany/Saratoga County/Adirondacks

7:15 am: Albany, USS SLATER 1 Quay St. Albany, Torch will be passed aboard the USS Slater docked at the Port of Albany, tentative Lt. Governor will make an appearance.

9 am: Colonie, L.L. Bean 131 Colonie Center Rd, Torch will be passed at ESWG clothing sponsor location

Noon: Saratoga County, Ballston Spa Middle/High School Campus, Cross Country team will run torch to Wood Rd. Elementary Campus

2:45 pm: North Creek, Gore Mountain 793 Peaceful Valley Rd, North Creek

Thursday, January 31st: Adirondacks/North Country

6:45 am: Fort Ticonderoga, Site of 1980 Olympic Torch Passing

9 am: Ticonderoga, Community Bank 117 Montcalm St. Ticonderoga, ESWG member will run the torch into the bank

1:30 pm: Malone, Soccer Field by Harrison Gym, Torch relay routes unite

2 pm: Paul Smith’s, VIC & Campus 8023 NY-30 Paul Smiths, Begin at the VIC, runner will take torch to the campus

3:20 pm: Tupper Lake, Mercy Center 114 Wawbeek Ave, Tupper Lake

7 pm: Lake Placid, Opening Ceremonies Herb Brooks Arena

Thursday, January 31st: North Country from Buffalo

5 am: Canton, SUNY Canton, SUNY Canton athletes run torch to St. Lawrence University

6 am: Canton, St. Lawrence University, On campus activation, athletes run to Clarkson

9 am: Potsdam, Clarkson University, Athletes run to Community Bank branch

9:30 am: Potsdam, Community Bank, Clarkson athlete will run torch into bank branch

10:15 am: Norwood, Norwood-Norfolk School District, Students will relay torch around campus

1:30 pm: Malone, Soccer Field by Harrison Gym, Both Torch Relays unite at this point

3:30 pm: Saranac Lake, Community Bank & Downtown Saranac Lake

4:30 pm: Lake Placid, Community Bank & Main Street, Pre-opening ceremony celebration at title sponsor bank branch, torch will head from Community Bank to the Opening Ceremony Cauldron

A full schedule of events can be found here.

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