Torch Relay

The Torch Relay builds excitement and sets the stage for the Empire State Winter Games! Over the course of five days, two torches will travel throughout New York State. Along the two routes, our Relay Team will be stopping at several Community Bank branches and sporting clubs, as they make their way to Lake Placid to light the cauldron of the Opening Ceremony! 

Follow the torches on social media with #ESWGTorchRelay

ESWG Torch Relay

2023 Torch Relay Stops: Buffalo Route

January 29: 09:00 Ellicottville, NY (Holiday Valley Ski Resort), 
17:00 Williamsville, NY (Northtown Center)

January 30: 08:15 Gowanda, NY (Gowanda School District); 09:15 Gowanda, NY (Community Bank); 12:00 Orchard Park, NY (Community Bank); 17:30 Lockport, NY (Cornerstone Arena)

January 31: 11:00 Waterloo, NY (Community Bank); 17:30 Batavia, NY (Batavia Ice Arena)

February 1: Cortland, NY (JD McDonald Sports Complex); Cazenovia, NY (Community Bank); Oneida, NY (Community Bank)

February 2: 13:00 Potsdam, NY (Community Bank); Saranac Lake, NY (Community Bank); 16:00 Lake Placid, NY (Community Bank)

2023 Torch Relay Stops: New York City Route

January 29: 17:45 Newburgh, NY (Mid-Hudson Civic Center)

January 30: 17:15 New York, NY (Wollman Rink)

January 31: 11:00 Kinderhook, NY (Community Bank); 12:00 Valatie, New York (Community Bank); 15:15 Poughkeepsie, NY (McCann Ice Arena) 

February 1: 10:00 Latham, NY (Casella); 13:00 Latham, NY (Highmark Blue Shield of the Northeastern New York); 16:45 Saugerties, NY (Kiwanis Ice Rink)

February 2: 09:00 Granville, NY (Zappone Motors); 12:00 Ticonderoga, NY (Community Bank); 15:00 Tupper Lake, NY (Community Bank); 16:00 Lake Placid, NY (Community Bank)