FASNY’s 11th Annual Winter Games Draw Heated Competitors to Cold-Weather Events

(Cortland, NY – January 19, 2016) The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) will hold its 11th Annual Firefighter Winter Games in Cortland, NY on February 5th through February 7th. Proudly hosted by the Cortland County Firemen’s Association, more than 300 firefighters from across New York State, dressed in full turnout gear, will participate in a host of events throughout the weekend, with perennial favorites including Tubing; Sled Pull; Tug-O-War; Hose Race and Broomball. The 2016 Games are expected to draw competitors representing many areas of New York State.

The Fire Departments’ fierce competition for superiority might be motivated by potential bragging rights, but it actually provides firefighters with training opportunities to hone important firefighting skills. The Hose Relay Event, as one example, reinforces firefighters’ training on how vital it is to have speedy, efficient and close teamwork when fighting a fire.

Winter Games Schedule

Saturday Events

8:30 a.m. – Registration for Day’s Events at Greek Peak Adventure Center

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon – Tubing Racing at Greek Peak Adventure Center & Tubing Center (once a team has lost at Tubing, they go onto Sled Pull event).

9:30 a.m. – 12 noon – Sled Pull at Greek Peak in parking lot adjacent to Adventure Center & Tubing Center

12 noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on own

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Hose Relay at Greek Peak in parking lot adjacent to Adventure Center & Tubing Center

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Tug of War at Greek Peak in parking lot adjacent to Adventure Center.

Sunday Events

7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Broomball Tournament – JM McDonald Sports Complex

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Registration/Captains Sign in teams at JM McDonald Sports Complex

7:30 Games Start – and off the Ice by 1:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony at the JM McDonald Center following Broomball Event

Event Venues

Greek Peak Mountain Resort – 2000 NYS Route 392, Cortland NY 13045
(Town of Virgil) – 607-835-6111

JM McDonald Sports Complex 4292 Fairgrounds Dr, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-8100 – NEW VENUE for Broom Ball

PLEASE NOTE: Times for the events after Tubing/Sled Pull are for reference only and may change at the discretion of the committee on the day of the event depending on snow conditions.


PHOTO: Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Winter Games Tug O’ War Competition. Greek Peak, Cortland, NY. Credit: FASNY