2017 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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Rotary Variety Show dancing
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2017 Saranac Lake Winter carnival SCHEDULE of events

OUR THEME IS "ADIRONDACK WILDlife."

This is an early view of the 2017 Schedule.  We will adding many events over the coming weeks.  It is subject to change.

Please use the Contact page to send events and corrections.

* NOTE: An asterisk indicates events run by a group other than the Winter Carnival Committee and is for informational purposes only

$ NOTE: A dollar sign indicates there is a cost involved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings 

All meetings take place at 6 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, 193 River Street, Saranac Lake.

Remaining Meetings for the 2017 Winter Carnival:  Dec 6, Dec 12, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31. 

MonDay, january Tbd, 2017

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. High School Court Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (Belvedere Restaurant, $10, takeout avail 891-9873)

THURSDAY, february 2, 2017

5:30 p.m.  18th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner, open to former royalty (Red Fox, $35 for dinner)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 - first day

 7:30 p.m. *Women's Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall)

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (BPO Elks Lodge #1508, cash bar)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest, Register by January 28 (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. *Lutheran Church Women's Craft Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *24th Annual Chocolate Festival by the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Women, Inc. (Harrietstown Town Hall)

11:00 a.m. Casella Waste Systems Curling Exhibition  (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 a.m. *Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Petrova Winter Carnival (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $)

12:00 p.m. "Hit the Button" Curling Competition  (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:30 p.m. Little Ladies' Fry Pan Toss, For girls 8-12 and 13-17 (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the event

1:00 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss will start when the Little Ladies' competition is done but not before 1:00 p.m. (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the event (extended an hour)

2:30 p.m. Roots Contracting Company FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

7:00 p.m. Lighting of the Ice Palace and Cape Air Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

1:00 p.m. H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 354-2456 for details)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

7:00 p.m. *Interfaith Service Celebration (St. Luke's Church)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

3:30 p.m. *Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center)

5:00 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (Red Fox Restaurant, cash bar)

6:00 p.m. Royalty Dinner (Pages' dinners sponsored by the Adirondack Motel) (Red Fox Restaurant, $)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017

6:00 p.m. Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, $, call 891-2697)

8:15 p.m. *Firefighter's Broomball, spectators welcome (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *28th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

6:00 p.m. American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center)

6:300 p.m. Community Campfire (immediately after Fireworks, Mt Pisgah Ski Center)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

10:00 a.m. Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *28th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

12:30 p.m. Saranac Lake Teachers Association Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

 6:30 p.m. *Firefighter's Broomball, spectators welcome (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

7:30 p.m. *Rotary Club Variety Show (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. *Mason's Pancake Breakfast (Saranac Lake Adult Center, $) Sponsored by Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast with the Winter Carnival Characters (Saranac Lake Adult Center)

10:00 a.m. Stewart's Shops Meet the Winter Carnival Characters (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. *Can-Am Snow Rugby Game (Saranac Lake High School Track Field. Call 524-5841 for details.)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *28th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. *St Bernard's School Chili Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

11:00 a.m. *Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

12:00 p.m. Gala Parade Line-up (Register at Nice N Easy Mobil. Line up on Upper Broadway.)

1:00 p.m. Hotel Saranac Gala Parade (Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to LaPan Highway)

Post-Parade Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-Off (Harrietstown Town Hall)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 - last day

10:00 a.m. Community Bank Adult Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $, Call 891-2697 for details)

10:00 a.m. *White Stag Downhill Ski Races  (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

11:00 a.m. Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament (Bloomingdale Fields, $, Call 637-4669 for details.)

11:00 a.m. Bionique Testing Labs Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, $)

11:00 a.m. Snowshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. *Arctic Bar-B-Que (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $) Presented by the Friends of Mt. Pisgah

12:00 p.m. Youth Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $. Call 891-2697 for details)

12:00 p.m. - 1:45p.m. Lunch at the Carousel with the Stewart's Shop Carnival Characters (Adirondack Carousel, $)

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Snowy Owl Face Painting for Children (Harrietstown Town Hall)

2:00 p.m. Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade  

2:00 p.m. Tops Markets Cookie Decorating Contest (Harrietstown Hall) right after the parade

3:00 p.m. *22nd Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

7:30 p.m. Guide Boat Realty Winter Carnival Slide Show (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8:00 p.m. Guide Boat Realty "Storming the Palace" Closing Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Tuesday, february 21, 2017

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2017 Critique (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

Thursday, february tbd, 2017

2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Slide Show (Saranac Village at Will Rogers Details)

monday, february tbd, 2017

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (BPOE Elks Lodge #1508 )

TUESDAY, MArch tbd, 2017

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

TUESDAY april tbd, 2017

6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)

2018 WINTER CARNIVAL

February 2-11, 2018

 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, February 6, 2016

10:00 am to 11:00 am NBT Ice Palace Fun Run

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Free. Judging at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races
6 p.m. Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, $, call 891-2697)
8:15 pm to 10:00 pm Firefighter's Broomball
Free

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Free

Friday, February 12, 2016

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Adirondack Bank Innertube Races
Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)
Free admission for spectators. Registration charge for participants.
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Rotary Club Variety Show
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance at: Adirondack Daily Enterprise Ampersound Blueline Sports Shop Saranac Lake...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Can-Am Snow Rugby Game
Free admission. Call 524-5841 for details.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Gala Parade Line-up
Register at the Nice N Easy Mobil. Line up on Upper Broadway toward the hospital. Free for participants. You can find the application to participate...
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Gala Parade
Free admission for spectators. Free for participants. You can find the application to participate in the Gala Parade here. If you can't join us, Time...
Come watch an encore performance by several bands from the Gala Parade...and warm up. Free

Sunday, February 14, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 pm White Stag Downhill Ski Races
Free admission for spectators. Registration charge for participants.
Free admission for spectators. Registration charge for participants. Call 891-2697.
Free admission for spectators. Registration charge for participants. Contact 637-4669 for details.
11 a.m. Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, $)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Snowshoe Softball
Free admission for spectators. Registration charge for participants.
Free admission for spectators. Registration charge for participants. Call 891-2697.
Free
This is the 21th annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert. Donations requested.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The contest is intended for community organizations or businesses based within Saranac Lake however it is open to any group of at least three people to build a family-friendly miniature golf obstacle out of snow.

10:00 am to 2:00 pm NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run
NBT Ice Palace Fun Run (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)
Free
12 p.m. – Casella Waste "Hit the Button" Curling Competition (Ice Palace, $)
Ladies' Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $) Registration is at the event. Will start when the Little Ladies' competition is done but not before 1:00 p.m...

Sunday, February 5, 2017

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf

Not many people can say they have, but now you can. Arctic Golf is a miniature golf course like you've never seen before.

1 p.m. H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 637-2067 for more information)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Who's the fastest tuber? To experience a "sporting" event for the entire family, the Winter Carnival Innertube Races are the way to go. This family-...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Starts at the Saranac Lake Free Library and finishes at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Free for spectators and participants. Sponsors: Casella Waste...
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm Firefighter's Broomball
Free
Top Sponsors
Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Guide Boat Realty
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
Lake Flower Resort and Spa
American Management Association
Stewarts
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
Gala Parade
Learn more about the Gala Parade.
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Winter Carnival Committee Seeks Volunteers
2016-09-06 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee are seeking volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for February 3-12, 2017.
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