Winter Carnival Photos of the Day 2013
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s official photographer, Mark Kurtz, of Mark Kurtz Photography, updates the web site throughout the Winter Carnival season with a sample of photos from each event.
The Royal Dance of the Hokey Pokey in the Winter Carnival Kiddie Parade. Feb 10, 2013.
The Winter Carnival kiddie parade saw many interpretations of the Under the Sea theme. Feb 10, 2013.
Chris Covert rode in style as the Parade Grand Marshall. Feb 9, 2013
King Lee Foster and Queen Cherie Racette greeted their subjects from high up on the Royalty float. Feb 9, 2013.
The Canoodlers returned for their second year, sporting shark hats as head gear. Feb 9, 2013.
With "Under the Sea" as the theme, many mermaids made appearances throughout the parade, this one residing on the roof of the float. Feb 9, 2013.
Winter Carnival parade revelers embraced the theme and truly "seased the day." Feb 9, 2013.
A giant ski-uid attacked the Dewey Mountain aquarium float but that didn't prevent Dewey from taking the best in parade award. Feb 9, 2013.
St Bernard's School snaked its way along the parade route. Feb 9, 2013.
Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" saw a colorful interpretation at the Winter Carnival parade. Feb 9, 2013.
Tigger was a popular character at the ice palace on Saturday morning. Feb. 9, 2013
One of the ginger bread men was a popular at the ice palace on Saturday morning. Feb. 9, 2013
The Winter Carnival Characters descended upon the ice palace in force on Saturday monring. Feb. 9, 2013
Winnie the Pooh took time to honor the Winter Carnival Royalty, Queen Cherrie Racette and King Lee Foster. Feb. 9, 2013
The Adirondack Bank Inner Tube Races were held on a snowy mroning at Mt Pisgah. Feb. 8, 2013
Following a tradition of over 80 years, the Rotary Dancers made their annual appearance at the 2013 Winter Carnival Rotary Show. Feb. 8, 2013
Fiddler Joel Perkins opened Inisheer's performance at the annual Rotary Show from amid the audience. Feb. 8, 2013
Bass-baritone George Cordes and pianist Elizabeth Cordes gave a special performance at the annual Rotary Show at the town hall. Feb. 8, 2013
Where else but Saranac Lake would host an outdoor movie night in the middle of town in a snowstorm and temperatures in the teens? Eighty people showed up at the Downtown Saranac Lake Outdoor Movie Night to take in a classic TV episode of "Sea Hunt" ... keeping within the theme of Under the Sea, of course. Feb. 8, 2013
The First Niagara Bank Children's Skating Races got under way at the Civic Center. Feb. 8, 2013
The First Niagara Bank Children's Skating Races drew some stiff competition at the Civic Center. Feb. 8, 2013
The Carnival Characters got into this year's Under the Sea spirit as this lobster showed it's enthusiasm at the Adirondack Bank Inner Tube Races at Mt. Pisgah. Feb. 8, 2013
A good start at the Adirondack Bank Inner Tube Races at Mt Pisgah. Feb. 8, 2013
Prince Eric bestows a medal upon Queen Cherie at the Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races held at Dewey Mountain. Feb 6, 2013.
A Paul Smiths College student crosses the finish line at the Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races at Dewey Mountain on Wednesday evening. Feb 6, 2013.
The medalists in the children's classes of the Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races pose with the Winter Carnival Royalty. Feb 6, 2013.
One of the children's classes gets off to a start at the Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races held at Dewey Mountain on Wednesday evening. Feb 6, 2013.
Close action in the Firemen's Broomball games between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Feb 6, 2013.
The Fireman's Broomball game between Paul Smiths-Gabriels and Bloomingdale was decided with a shoot out. Feb 6, 2013.
Close competition at the annual Fireman's Broomball competition at the Civic Center. This game was between Paul Smiths - Gabriels and Bloomingdale. Feb 6, 2013.
Broomball seems to have the fire department competitors spending as much time lying on the ice as standing on it. Feb 6, 2013.
A team from Queens University Outdoors Club, Kingston, Canada shows off their icicle at the Spike of Ice Icicle Contest. Feb 3, 2013.
Keith Kogut flings the frisbee to a teammate during one of the games at the annual H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games. Feb 3, 2013.
King Lee Foster and Queen Cherie Racette take a moment from their royal duties to pose with two of the teams at the H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games on Sunday afternoon. Feb 3, 2013.
Hillary Ryan-Rusch shows fine form at the Mayor's Snowball Toss Tournament. Feb 3, 2013.
Graceful tossing form is demonstrated at the Mayors Snowball Toss Tournament. Feb 3, 2013.
The Winter Carnival King and Queen are interviewed by The Weather Channel at Mt Pisgah on Sunday morning. It is scheduled to air on Tuesday. Feb 3, 2013.
Skiers competed in the White Stag Downhill Ski Races at Mount Pisgah Ski Area on Sunday. Feb 3, 2013.
One of the many teams opens its first clue at the start of the "Hunt for the Trident" Treasure Hunt on Saturday afternoon. Feb 2, 2013.
Many unique throwing forms were demonstrated at the NBT Bank Ladies Fry Pan toss on Saturday afternoon. Feb 2, 2013.
Winter Carnival Princess Anastasia Hull winds up for her toss at the Ladies Fry Pan Toss. Feb 2, 2013.
Paul Smiths College Woodsmen's Team members showed off their skills at the Woodsmen's Exhibition. The team will be demonstrating again on Saturday in Riverside Park at 11:00 AM. Feb 2, 2013.
A curling demonstration by the Lake Placid Curling Club was put on Saturday morning on Pontiac Bay, next to the ice palace. Feb 2, 2013.
The start of the annual Winter Carnival Ice Palace Fun Run in front of the ice palace. The palace was still under construction at the time of the start of the race on Saturday morning. Feb 2, 2013.
IPW 101 (Ice Palace Workers Local 101) work shown brightly under a spectacular opening Guide Boat Realty Fireworks display this evening. The volunteer palace workers performed yet another miracle with ice after battling back after mid 50s temperatures 4 days ago and brought the palace back to its full glory. Feb. 2, 2013
Some of the ice palace workers (this is only a few!) took a moment to gather for their portrait toward the end of the last day of building. The colorfully lit palace lighting took place under a brilliant Guide Boat Realty Fireworks display this evening. Feb. 2, 2013
Beth Gallagher prepares lights for installing on the ice palace. Feb. 2, 2013
Bill Ross gives directions for setting the lights for lighting the ice palace. Feb. 2, 2013
Another massive effort took place all day Saturday to finish the ice palace in time for Saturday night's official lighting at 7 p.m. Feb. 2, 2013
Dean Baker cuts a hole in one of the walls that will allow access for the workers that wire all the lights for tonight's official lighting of the palace at 7 p.m. Feb. 2, 2013
Robin Johnson checks out one of his drawings for the ice sculptures he carves for the ice palace. Feb. 2, 2013
Mark Simkins puts an edge on one of the shavers before heading back to the ice palace wall. Feb. 2, 2013
The last blocks of ice are cut from Pontiac Bay for the 2013 ice palace. Feb. 2, 2013
Making slush has been the order of the day for the past two days. Feb. 2, 2013
Filling slush buckets with lake water before the snow is added. Feb. 2, 2013
2012 Queen Kelly Morgan and King Tim Fortune dance their way into the 2013 Winter Carnival Coronation. Feb 1, 2013.
The "official" portrait of 2013 Winter Carnival King Lee Foster and Queen Cherie Racette. Feb 1, 2013.
The finale of the Winter Carnival Court Pages dance. Feb 1, 2013.
The finale of the Winter Carnival Court dance. Feb 1, 2013
The first formal introduction of 2013 Winter Carnival King Lee Foster & Queen Cherie Racette at the post coronation reception at the Elks Club. Feb 1, 2013.
The Carnival Court perform at the post coronation reception at the Elks Lodge. Feb 1, 2013.
After two days of warm temperatures and high winds, repair work started on Friday morning with a significant turnout of community members. In this image Jeff Branch, Ray Scollin and Mark Simkins work on restoring the tower. Feb. 1, 2013
Volunteers move damaged ice blocks out from behind walls as restoration of the ice palace started in earnest this morning. Feb. 1, 2013
A massive effort is going into the repair of the ice palace. A significant part of the palace was able to be salvaged even after temperatures in the mid 50s and high winds of the past two days. Feb. 1, 2013
Many volunteers showed up on Friday morning to start repairing the ice palace after two days of high winds and warm temperatures. The biggest effort was re-slushing where the slush had melted out. Feb. 1, 2103
Jeff Branch hands off a piece of ice to Mark Simkins for repair on the tower. Feb. 1, 2013
Work on repairing the tower begins. Feb. 1, 2013
Pat Carnell slushes inside one of the walls. Feb. 1, 2013
A very royal gathering was held at the Red Fox where Winter Carnival Kings & Queens, Princes & Princesses, Archbishops and Chamberlains from years past all assembled for their annual dinner. Included in this group, in the foreground, was 2012 King Tim Fortune and Queen Kelly Morgan. Jan 31, 2013.
In preparation for a day of rain and wind (forecast for Wednesday), tarps were wrapped around the ice palace to protect it from extensive melting. Forecast has Thursday returning to normal temperatures at which time the ice palace work will resume early that morning. Jan 29, 2013.
The crew from Rabideau Corp. wraps the ice palace in tarps on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the forecast of rain and warm winds on Wednesday. The forecast has temperatures returning to normal by Thursday morning. Jan 29, 2013.
Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau hauls a tarp to the top of the ice palace tower in preparation for rain and warm winds on Wednesday. The tarps will protect the ice until temperatures return to normal which is expected by Thursday morning. Jan 29, 2013.
Margaret Worden poles the ice blocks into place so Cliff Cochran can pull them from the water with the excavator. Jan 29, 2013.
"Right there" seems to be the directive from ice palace chairman Dean Baker to Dave Vossler, the loader operator, while Mark Weller waits for the block of ice to land. This is one of the top blocks being placed on the front towers of the ice palace. Jan 29, 2013.
Lowering a block of ice on the tower during the first night of work on the ice palace. Jan 28, 2013.
Husband and wife Jay and Stacy work well together on the first night work on the ice palace. Jan 28, 2013.
First night of work on the 2013 ice palace saw a heavy snow falling through out the evening. Jan 28, 2013.
Setting a block of ice in place high on the tower on a very snowy first night of work on the ice palace. Jan 28, 2013.
A snowy night working at the ice palace. Jan 28, 2013.
Garrett Foster makes the first cuts on Ponitac By of day 2 building the ice palace. Jan. 27, 2013.
Ice palace workers about to drive the spuds into the ice cuts made by the saw, breaking the blocks apart from the ice field on Pontiac Bay. Jan 27, 2013.
A cold but sunny day brought out a large number of voluteers for day 2 of building the ice palace. Jan 27, 2013.
Palace workers move a block into place on one of the walls on the ice palace. Jan 27, 2013.
A couple of the Winter Carnival Court members helped out with slushing the ice palace. Jan 27, 2013.
BEFORE: The site for the Winter Carnival ice palace the day before building started. Jan. 26, 2013
2013 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace toward the end of the first day of building. Jan. 26, 2013
Bill Madden makes some of the first cuts on Lake Flower for the 2013 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace. Jan. 26, 2013
Pat Carnell slushing the 2013 ice palace. Jan. 26, 2013
Moving an ice block onto one of the walls of the 2013 ice palace. Jan. 26, 2013
The never ending job of slushing. Jan. 26, 2013