2016 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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Rotary Variety Show dancing
photo by Andy Flynn

2016 SCHEDULE: SUperheroes and villains (subject to change)

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* 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 invloved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings (6:00 p.m. saranac lake Chamber of Commerce, 193 river st, saranac lake)

November 17, December 15, January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2

MonDay, january 11, 2016

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

THURSDAY, february 4, 2016

5:30 p.m. 17th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Details TBD, $)

FRIDAY, february 5, 2016 - first day

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

Post-Coronation *Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (Details TBD)


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest, Register by January 23 (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 a.m. 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 (Details TBD)

11:00 a.m. 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. Ladies' Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $) Registration is 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the event.

2:30 p.m. *Women's Civic Chamber Treasure Hunt – Follow the Clues (Riverside Park, $)

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


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

11:00 a.m. *White Stag Downhill Ski Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

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

12:15 p.m. *Mayor's Snowball Toss Tournament Challenge (Riverside Park) Registration followed by event at 1 p.m.

1:00 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 637-2067 for details)

2:00 p.m. FlowerBall, from the Flags on the Flower Ice Fishing Gang (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

2:30 p.m. Spike of Ice Icicle Contest (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch) Judging at 3 p.m.


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

7:30 p.m. *Saranac Lake Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival (Details TBD)


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

5:00 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (Details TBD)

6:00 p.m. Royalty Dinner (Details TBD)

8:15 p.m. *Firemen's Broomball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)


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


2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. *27th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

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


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

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *27th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

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

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

7:30 p.m. *Firemen's Broomball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)


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. 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. *27th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. *Lion's Club 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. 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 14, 2016 - last day

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 p.m. Kiddie Parade (Harrietstown Town Hall)

3:00 p.m. *21th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

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

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

Tuesday, february 16, 2016

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2016 Critique (Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce)


2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Slide Show (Details TBD)


6:00 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (Details TBD)


February 3-12, 2017


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Recent Info/News
New Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest
2015-11-30 - The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announces the new Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest to be held on February 6. Register today to build an obstacle and for a chance to win prizes, deadline to register is January 23. www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com/contact/registration-forms
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