Winter Carnival contests

Compete in these non-sports events
Chess Tournament

Members of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers Chess Club

photo by David Craig


Never thought there could be a use for a bowling ball on ice? Think again! Introducing FlowerBall, developed by "Flags on the Flower Ice Fishing Gang", a group of ice fisherman who found a way to keep occupied when the fish weren't biting on Lake Flower. FlowerBall is best described as a cross between shuffleboard and curling, and fun!

Learn more on the FlowerBall


The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has several contests that don't require athletic ability. Here is a sampling.

Woltner Summit contracting Spike of Ice Icicle Contest

Another quirky Winter Carnival event is the Spike of the Ice Icicle Contest in which contestants transport naturally formed icicles to compete for the longest intact icicle.

See the Schedule Page for this year's Day and Time.

Learn more on the Spike of Ice page.

Chess Tournament

Update: Unfortunately, this event is canceled this year.

Learn more on the Chess Tournament page.

Top Sponsors
Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Guide Boat Realty
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
Lake Flower Resort and Spa
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
Recent Info/News
Winter Carnival Accepting Parade and Vendor Applications
2016-12-02 - Applications for vendors and parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River Street.
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