2015 Winter Carnival Schedule Summary

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Rotary Variety Show dancing
photo by Andy Flynn

2015 SCHEDULE: the groovy 60's (preliminary at this point...subject to change)

* NOTE: An asterisk means this entry is listed for informational purposes only and is not an official Winter Carnival event.

$ NOTE: A dollar sign means there is a cost invloved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings (6:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce)

December 16 (6:30 start for this night only)

January 6, 20, 27

February 2

Monday, january 12

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. High School Court Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the Belvedere Restaurant, $10, takeout 891-9873.

THURSDAY, february 5

5:30 p.m. 16th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (TBD)

FRIDAY, february 6 - first day

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

Post-Coronation – Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (TBD)


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

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

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

12:00 p.m. Casella Waste "Hit the Button" Curling Competition (Ice Palace, $)

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

12:30 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $) Registration is at the event.

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

4:00 p.m. "Hair" Family-Friendly Concert Version* (Harrietstown Town Hall, Details TBD)

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

8:00 p.m "Saranac Lake Sings the Sixties" - Local performers pay tribute to the music of the Sixties* (Pendragon Theater, $)


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Village 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. and any donations from event will benefit High Peaks Hospice.

1:00 p.m. H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 637-2067 for more information)

2:30 p.m. Woltner Summit Contracting 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)


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

5:30 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (TBD)

6:30 p.m. Royalty Dinner (TBD)

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


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


2:30-6:30 p.m. 26th 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)

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


9:00 a.m. Saranac Lake Teachers' Association Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 26th Annual Winter Book Sale* (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

12:00 p.m. Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

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


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. McDonald's Breakfast with the Winter Carnival Characters (McDonald's, $)

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. 26th 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 - 4:00 p.m. - Paul Smith's College Alumni Tent with Refreshments* (Nonna Fina, $)

12:00 p.m. Gala Parade Line-up (Register at Hyde's 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 15 - last day

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

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

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

11:0 a.m. Snowshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)

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

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

2:00 p.m. CVAEYC and Lake Champlain Pools Kiddie Parade (Saranac Lake Free Library to Harrietstown Town Hall)

3:00 p.m. 20th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

7:30 p.m. I Love NY 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)


6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee meeting (TBD)

Thursday, february 19

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


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


February 5-14, 2016


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