Kingdom Games return in February to Newport

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NEWPORT — The Kingdom Games, a series of competitive athletic events for all ages and skill levels, returns on February 10 to Newport.

The event marks the fifth consecutive year of the Games, which take place on the ice and in the water of beautiful Lake Memphremagog.

This year’s winter Kingdom Games include:

Memphremagog Women’s Pond Hockey Tournament on Feb. 10-11

Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival on Feb. 24-25

Memphremagog Ice Skating Festival on March 3-4

“Kingdom Games are high-level athletic events, challenging to the very best endurance athletes and accessible to all, young and old, experienced or novice,” said director Phil White.

In addition to hockey, swimming, and skating during the winter months, Kingdom Games also offers acclaimed running, cycling and open-water swimming competitions during the warmer months.

All events take place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, on its roads and legendary lakes, drawing participants from the United States, Canada, Europe, and India.

“The Games take advantage of some spectacular venues in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont,” White added. “Our community of staff and volunteers bring a sense of joy and celebration of these sports to our participants, and their friends and family who come with them.”

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