Several Empire State Winter Games events rescheduled

Francisco Jerman of Bariloche, Argentina and youth athletes Pedro, Augustina, Zoe, Peter and Matteo hold up the flag of Club Andino Bariloche, the sporting club the cross-country skiers belong to back home in the northern part of Patagonia, at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in advance of their participation in the Empire State Winter Games. (News photo — Antonio Olivero)

LAKE PLACID — Due to expected extreme cold temperatures throughout the region, several of the events and competitions that make up the Feb. 2-5 Empire State Winter Games have been rescheduled.

Below is the most up-to-date listing of days and times for the events affected:

– The Adaptive bobsled and skeleton races Thursday, from Mt Van Hoevenberg, begin 3 pm.

– Long track speedskating, from the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, has been postponed until March 4-5

– Kombi Alpine racing from Whiteface Mountain has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11

– The junior bobsled and skeleton races have been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 10

– Friday’s, Feb. 3, cross-country ski races at Dewey Mountain in Saranac Lake have been canceled

– Friday’s, Feb. 3, Alpine super-G alpine race, from Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington has been canceled

– The new start time for Saturday’s, Feb. 4, biathlon event, from Mt Van Hoevenberg is now noon

– The new start time for Saturday’s cross-country ski races at Mt Van Hoevenberg is 2:30 p.m.

– The cross-country freestyle sprint championship from Mt Van Hoevenberg has been cancelled Saturday.

For more information about the 43rd Empire State Winter Games, including updated schedules, visit www.empirestatewintergames.com.

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