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Meist /About Us

Whether you’re a competitor or a spectator, Eesti Spordiliit is committed to creating the sporting experiences and events that bring Estonians together to celebrate their friendships and culture. Through your support, Eesti Spordiliit has served Estonian athletes and the North American Estonian community for over 50 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 amongst 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.

Another popular ESL event is the annual “Sports Ball” where every fall people of all ages gather to support and celebrate the traditions that the founding sports leaders created more than 50 years ago.

Upcoming Events

ESTO SKI 2015
Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15

 

Hello Esto Skiers and Riders!
We hope you had a wonderful summer and enjoyed yourselves at Laulupidu, Lakewood
Spordipäevad and whatever else was on your summer calendar!
Now it’s time to talk SNOW!...
This year we have selected Sugarbush in Warren, Vermont as our Esto Ski Trip location.
The resort has been great to work with in the past and their team is eager to welcome
us back!

DATES: Thursday, March 12 – Sunday ,March 15
ESTO SKI ITINERARY:

Thursday – Arrivals. A welcome party location will be selected
Friday 2pm - Cross Country Race at Ole’s Cross Country. More race details to follow
Friday 4pm-6pm – Après Ski informal social gathering
Saturday morning – Downhill Race, NASTAR course. More race details to follow.
Saturday afternoon – we will arrange for our annual group photo to be taken
Saturday 7pm – 11pm Awards Dinner and Party Gate House Lodge
SUGARBUSH LODGINGS
You will book your lodging directly through Sugarbush. We have negotiated group rates
and are holding a block of rooms. Identify yourself as a member of the Estonian Ski Club
and follow these steps:
- Esto Group members should call 1-800-53SUGAR to book your room and identify
yourself as a member of the Estonian Ski Club. You may begin booking today!
- An initial deposit of one night’s stay is due on credit card at the time of booking. The
remainder of the balance is due in full upon check in.
- A credit card number will remain on file through the end of your stay for incidentals or
damage. Each unit is responsible for themselves.
- There will be a cancellation penalty if you cancel under 30 days.
- Additional rooms may be added based on availability and demand. Aini will be
working with our group leader at Sugarbush throughout the process,
Lodging Unit Type
Nightly
Rate # of Nights
Nightly
Lodging # of Units
Sleeps
4 to 6 Snow Creek Condos $ 444.75 3 $ 1,334.25 10
2 to 4 Mountainside 1 Bedroom Condo $ 241.73 3 $ 725.19 5
4 to 6 Mountains Plus Loft Condos $ 353.31 3 $ 1,059.93 4
2 Sugarbush Inn King Rooms $ 117.72 3 $ 353.16 11
4 to 6 Clay Brook Two Bedroom Unit $ 813.09 3 $ 2,439.27 3
6 to 8 Clay Brook Three Bedroom Unit $ 988.30 3 $ 2,964.90 2
8 to 10 Clay Brook Four Bedroom Unit $1,146.56 3 $ 3,439.68 1
PLEASE USE THIS REGISTRATION FORM FOR LIFT TICKETS, RACING AND SATURDAY PARTY.
Group lift ticket rates have been negotiated. Aini will distribute lift tickets to you upon check in.
2014-2015 Esto group lift ticket rates:
Adults Young Adult/Senior
Age 18-69 Age 7-17 and 70+
2 day lift ticket $107 $93
3 day lift ticket $154 $134
4 day lift ticket $201 $175
Select totals: Please circle if you are Young Adult or Senior
2 day adult _____ 2 day YA or Sr.:_____ days of:__________ Total $_____
3 day adult:_____ 3 day YA or Sr_____ days of:__________ Total $_____
4 day adult:_____ 4 day YA or Sr:_____ days of:__________ Total $_____
Children 0-6 ski for free unless you are enrolling them in ski school.
You can book kids ski school, kids programs and any ski or boarding lessons directly through Sugarbush reservations.
Downhill Race: Race fee = $15 – 2 NASTAR runs
Name age skier or boarder
________________________________________________________________________________

Cross Country Race: $10 each
Name age
__________________________________________________________________________________

Saturday Night Dinner Party:
I would like ____reservations for adults (ages 13+) at $50 each
I would like ____reservations for kids (ages 5-12) at $23 each . Kids under 4 are free
Names age:
__________________________________________________________________________________

TOTAL $ for payment: $_______________
ESTO SKI TRIP PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION INSTUCTIONS:
CHECK PAYMENT:
Mail the REGISTRATION FORM with your check in US Funds.
Canadians must send money orders in US Funds.
Make check payable to:
EAAA (Estonian American Amateur Athletes)
SEND CHECK AND REGISTRATION FORM TO:
Aini Lee Maripuu
Esto Ski Club
22 Bartlett Road
Middletown, RI 02842
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION*:
Payment for awards dinner and races can be made using any major credit card on the Eesti Spordiliit page on the NYEM web site. The Esto trip payment link will be set up by Dec 1st.
http://www.estonianhousenewyork.com/spordiliit.html
*If you pay by credit card PLEASE still send your REGISTRATION FORM to Aini as this is the only way we can keep track of your ticket orders.
Thank you! We are looking forward to a memorable trip!
See you on the slopes!


Aini and Andrus

LI Lastesuvekodu
Võrkpalli laager Long Islandil
Lakewood Skautlaager
Võrkpallilaager Kanadas
 

Past Events

LIX Lakewoodi Eesti Mängud (LEM)

50 aastat – Ida Ranniku Eesti suusavõistlusi

Nagu hiljuti oli mainitud Vaba Eesti Sõnas, kogunes ligi 200 eestlast ajavahemikul 9-10 märtsini 2012, et üheskoos tähistada 50 aasta möödumist Eesti Idaranniku Suusapäevade algusest.

Mõned tuntumad võistlejad ja organiseerijad on huvi tundnud Suusapäevade täpse algusaja kohta. Vaba Eesti Sona arhiivist võib leida infot, et esimesed  suusa* auhinnad anti valja Killington suusamael 1962 ja trofee voitjateks olid:

Mehed :          1) Riho Melts               2)  Arno Tamm           3) Rein Grabbi
Naised:           1) Gitta Soot                2) Aime Martinson      3) Maret Elkens

* Kahjuks ei olnud 1962 aastal veel “Snowboarder” kategooriat!

Alates aastast 1962 kuni tänaseni on mitmeid erinevaid gruppe neid lõbusaid suusanädalõppe organiseerinud. Nende hulka kuuluvad New Yorgi Eesti Üliopilaskond, Esto Suusa Klubi ja ka Eesti Spordiliit USA’s. Korraldajate gruppi on läbi erinevate aastate kuulunud: Virko Keder, Villu Salmre, Harry Must, Rein Luning, Ants Tomson, Lembit Pustrom, Riho Melts, Viktor Serspinski, Kristin Raamot, ja viimased 5 aastat Aini Maripuu ning Andrus Ers.

Suure juubeli tähistamisele on palju aega pühendanud ning väga suure panuse andnud Ly ja Toomas Kilm, kes on kokku kogunud Suusapäevadel osalejate fotod alates aastast 1962 Killingtoni mäel kuni sel aastal toimunud Suusapäevadega. Nad on haruldasele DVD-le kokku koondanud üle 800 foto, mida saadab kaunis muusika ja imetoredad mälestused ning mille pikkuseks on 70 minutit.

“Esto Racing DVD” maksab $25 ja kõik rahad lähevad Eesti Spordiliit USA’s toetuseks.  Seda  DVD’d saab tellida Spordiliidu käest.

Palun kirjutage tsekk “EAAA - Estonian American Amateur Athletes” ja saatke :

Reino Truumees
137 Lookout Drive
Mountain Lakes, NJ  07046

Lõpetuseks: järgmine 50 aastat suusatamist algab 7-10 märtsil 2013 Jay Peak, Vermontis – palun pange see kuupäev  juba varakult kalendritesse!

Näeme Suusamäel!
Andrus Ers