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Empire State Games ready to start

There will also be a festival of the games on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Mirror Lake Public Beach site, with parade again starting at 5:45 p.m.

Events start on Feb. 25 with women's hockey, biathlon sprints, figure skating (individual and synchronized), snowboarding, skiing, skeleton races and bobsledding.

Events on Feb. 26 include cross country skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing, adaptive alpine skiing, figure skating (individual and synchronized), women's ice hockey, short track speedskating, ski orienteering, snow shoe races, and snowboarding and skier events.

Feb. 27 events include luge, cross country and biathlon, adaptive cross country and biathlon, alpine skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speedskating and bobsledding.

Caligiore said that the Empire State Games will also be a blueprint for community involvement in local events.

"We'll look at this as a way to move forward with other big events in the region," Caligiore said.

For more information and times, visit the Web site ww.empirestatewintergames.com.

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