ESWG torch run begins today in Elizabethtown

Following stops in Keene, the torch will pass through locations in AuSable Forks and Wilmington. The run pauses at the end of Thursday at the Wilmington Recreational Park.

On Friday, it continues with stops in Saranac Lake at the Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, the volunteer fire department, the high school, Dewey Mountain Ski Center, Petrova, the Harrietstown Town Hall, Stewart's Shop, and the World War II memorial park at the intersection of River Street and Church Street.

A final stop at the site of the Ice Palace was scheduled, but crews began tearing it down Wednesday morning.

Around 3:30 p.m., the torch heads over to Lake Placid for stops at the Stewart's Shop and a trip around Mirror Lake.

The torch makes its final stop at the Olympic Center, arriving at about 5:30 p.m.

Opening ceremonies for the Empire State Winter Games begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the 1980 Herb Brooks arena, followed by music from Barefoot Truth.

Competition takes place throughout the weekend at Olympic venues in and around Lake Placid.

A complete schedule of events is available at www.empirestatewintergames.com.

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