Eesti Spordiliit USAs
Estonian American Amateur Athletes
Committed to creating sporting experiences and events that bring Estonians together to celebrate their friendships and culture
2022 Calendar of Events
- Suusapäevad ESTO Ski - March 10-13
- Long Island Spordipäev - June 18
- Laste Suvekodu - 6/25 to 7/9
- Joekääru Võrkballi Laager - 7/23 - 7/30
- Lakewood Eesti Mängud - 7-28 - 7/31
- Järvemetsa Suurlaager - 8/6 - 8/14
- Fall 2-Man Golf Tournament - Oct 1
Through your support, Eesti Spordiliit has served Estonian athletes and the North American Estonian community for over 60 years. Eesti Spordiliit USA (ESL) was launched in 1954 following a September 18th East Coast Masters volley ball tournament at Pine Terrace New York.
The original seven founders/competitors who declared and inaugurated the organizations future activities included: Meinhard Kaju, Raimond Pals, Elam Piktjaan, Ernst Roost, Heinrich Savo, Ferdinand Tammann and Kalle Vellenurme. ESL first annual meeting took place on Jan 9th, 1955 at the NY Estonian House where the ESL charter and by-laws were sanctioned.
The primary goal of ESL was to develop and foster sporting activities and events among Estonian organizations throughout the USA.
The ESL emblem (logo) was developed by the artist Peet Aren and depicts Estonian folklore hero “Kalvipoeg” launching a large stone. An ESL flag bearing the emblem was also created in 1977 and is proudly displayed at ESL events.Over the years, ESL has been devoted to creating and sustaining sports related events for young Estonians.
Every summer ESL coordinates athletic events at Lakewood and Long Island that offer kids, teenagers and adults the opportunity to compete and bond with fellow Estonians. Competitive events include: track & field, swimming, bowling, tennis, volleyball and golf.
ESL has also been instrumental in helping to fund, build and sustain the sports venues that are used at these events e.g. swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts along with track and field sites.
Long Island Spordipäev / Jaanipäev
Please come and enjoy the beautiful grounds & support the maintenance & activities of the LI Estonian House
20 Middle Island Blvd., Middle Island, N.Y.
Laupäeval, 18. juunil, 2022
The Long Island Estonian House is hosting their only annual fundraiser with the help of the New York Educational Society and the Estonian American Amateur Athletes.
Grounds open at 10:00. Join us for Estonian food, music, drinks, and a great day! The pool and sauna will open at 12:00. The beach volleyball tournament will start at 11:00, with the finals starting around 6:00. For the children, there will be track and swimming races, games, crafts, and soccer games (new this year!) starting at 3pm. All ages are welcome. Saare Vikat reunion at 4:00. The bonfire will start around 8:30. There will be traditional Estonian games following the bonfire. The dance party inside the main hall will start around 9:30.
INFO/QUESTIONS - Stefan Skonberg on Facebook or email@example.com.
Pricing at the gate:
14 and younger: Free
All are welcome to tent on the grounds. There are also cabins for rent.
Full cabin: $100, Half cabin: $50. Only CASH will be accepted!
Security deposit: $25 – Fee returned if room is cleaned to a satisfactory level before leaving.
For rooms, please contact Colleen Wichman the day of the event. The rooms will go first come first serve!
Lakewood Eesti Mängud 68th Lakewood Estonian Games July 29-31 2022
Friday, July 29th
1:00 pm Scramble Golf Outing @ Lakewood CC - $75 Andrus Ers (firstname.lastname@example.org) register by 7/26
6:00 pm Lakewood Eesti Maja bar and kitchen open until late evening
7:00 pm EÜS meeting
Saturday, July 30
8:00am - Swimming Ocean County YMCA Toms River
Lia Künnapas (email@example.com)
10:00am - 5K Run Jackson Liberty HS
Magnus Skonberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10:00am - Track & Field Jackson Liberty HS
Tarmo Pallop (email@example.com)
10:30am - Tennis Jackson Liberty HS,
Arden Ashford (firstname.lastname@example.org) register by 7-26
12:00pm - Lakewood Eesto House bar & kitchen open until late night
12:00pm - Pickle Ball Jackson Liberty HS
Allan Laupa (email@example.com) register by 7/26
12:00pm - Volleyball at Lakewood Estonian House (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2:00pm - Chess tournament Siim Vanaselja (email@example.com)
2:30pm - Volleyball finals, Stefan Skonberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7:30pm - Athletes parade, awards and performance,
Performances by Ülle Bucholz, Uno Habakukk
8:30pm Band, music, dancing, practice your social skills and see old and new friends
Sunday, July 31:
Family Day and Sunbathing at Jenk’s North Inlet Bar Area - Point Pleasant.
Friday FREE ADMISSION, COME !!!
Saturday $30 (17 – 64 ), $20 (65 +), free 16 & under, free parking & free tenting
2022 LEM Outing Results
2022 Golf Events
Lakewood Eesti Mängud Scramble GolfOuting
July 29th Lakewood Country Club
Tee times starting at 1:00pm
Pre-register - Andrus Ers - email@example.com
Annual Fall 2 Man Golf Tournament
Oct 1 - details TBA
ESTO Ski 2023
Click on the PDF for complete 2022 Race Results, Medals & Trophy winners
2022 Jay Peak
After skipping 2021, ESTO Ski rekindled it’s nearly 60-year tradition of bringing USA and Canadian Estos together for a 3-day weekend of winter sports which included; skiing, snow-boarding, cross-country, wave-riding and of course apres-ski socializing. See full story in Vaba Eesti Sõna
ESTO Ski is headed back to Mont-Tremblant!
Join us on the French-Canadian slopes from March 9th through March 12th, 2023. Mont-Tremblant is a remarkable resort town best known for its exceptional skiing, undeniable charm, magnificent landscape, and for the impressive amount of activities that are available for all ages.
The Eesti Spordiliit ESTO Ski weekend will feature our traditional group events including: Apres-Ski mixer (Friday), downhill & cross-country ski races (Saturday), and an awards party (Saturday).
Initial Call to Action
As usual, March will be in high demand for Mont-Tremblant lodging, so inventory will get scooped up fast. Book your accommodations ASAP and take advantage of our discounted lodging and lift ticket rates (20% to 40% off regular rack rates). Click here for complete HOTEL info
To make a reservation, simply call the toll free number 1.877.966.6873 and identify yourself as an Estonian Ski Club participant to access our group rates. Group # for all hotels is 20W31F - except Holiday Inn, which is ESC.
Welcome to Our New Coordinators
After many years of organizing ESTO Ski, Andrus & Aini are excited to pass the [sleigh-] reins to 3 new ESTO ski coordinators: Erik Must, Lia Vaska, and Lia Tria. They've got some big snow boots to fill, but 2023 is already shaping up to be the best ski trip yet!
Please check back for more info regarding itinerary, costs, social events, and sponsorships.
We hope to see you in Kanada!