Empire State Winter Games opening day

A Vermont player controls the puck against the Mountain Warriors during Empire State Winter Games sled hockey action Friday in Saranac Lake. The eight-team tournament will conclude Sunday at 1980 Rink in Lake Placid with games at 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Sammy Hart-Gorman, right, of Syracuse, and Gabe Hasselback, of Buffalo, warm up for the Espeed skating competition at the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid on Friday. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Sierra Susko, of the Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club, performs in the 1980 Olympic Rink on Friday during the Empire State Winter Games. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Competing as a member of Potsdam’s team, Saranac Lake’s Andrea Kilbourne-Hill breaks out of her end of the rink during the third period on Friday at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. Kilbourne-Hill and her teammates fell 3-2 to Long Island in the matchup. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Girls leave the start line to begin their 1-kilometer cross-country ski race under the lights Friday at Dewey Mountian in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Rosie DeRoss of Saugerties puts on the breaks while controlling the puck in front of New York City’s Dani Rylan during Empire State Winter Games women’s hockey action at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)