Feb. 18 — 20, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm
Lake Memphremagog Ice Skating Festival - Feb. 18-20, 2017 - Newport, vt
The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is one of the very first Geotourism Areas in the world, specially designated by National Geographic. It has long been a mecca for a wide variety of outdoor recreation from hunting and fishing to skiing and hiking. But it also offers a world class venue for all types of endurance sports such as running, biking, swimming, kayaking, and skating.
Our legendary lake region consists of a 25 mile international lake between Newport, VT and Magog, QC and numerous pristine, glacially carved lakes with little to no boat traffic. Many of our paved roads are lightly traveled “traffic poor” and generally well-maintained. We have hundreds of miles of “vista riddled” dirt roads that beg for a run, just for the fun of it. We have a working agricultural landscape with beautiful vistas. In the winter our ice is thick and relatively consistent.
A series of running, biking and swimming events was started in 2007 in an effort to support IROC, our community’s indoor pool, multi-purpose sports arena, and recreation center. When that effort failed and the facility closed in 2013, Kingdom Games was formed to continue and expand these outdoor events.
Kingdom Games now offers over 30 days of running, biking, swimming, kayaking, speed skating, Nordic skating, and winter swimming events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec.