The Carnival is on January 31-February 9, 2020!
Our theme is 'Myths and Legends!'
Ice Palace construction usually begins in mid-January.

New Skate Lake Colby Event

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has introduced a new event called Skate Lake Colby. The event will be held on Sunday, February 3 at the Lake Colby beach. It will offer ice skating paths and a fat bike trail. Adirondack Health is the official sponsor for the event.

From 12:00-5:00 p.m. the public is welcome to bring their own ice skates or try out other ice sports like kicksleds, Nordic skates and fat bikes, courtesy of Human Power Planet Earth (77 Main Street).

From 6:00-8:00 p.m. the public is welcome to bring their own ice skates, headlamps or flashlights to skate the path at night.

John Dimon, owner of Human Power Planet Earth, approached the carnival committee about his idea for the event in December. "I thought it would be a great addition to carnival, and also support grassroots efforts to develop a skate path on Lake Colby in the future that would ideally last all winter. We hope people will see the great potential of recreational enjoyment for locals and visitors so that we can keep the path open for ice sport enthusiasts and make Saranac Lake an ice sporting destination," said John Dimon.

For more information about the Skate Lake Colby event and other events during the carnival, visit our website at

Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Hotel Saranac
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
Recent Info/News
World Premiere of 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter' Movie
2019-10-08 - During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns came to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. That year, the weather gave us many challenges, and Mark's camera caught all the drama. We're excited that Mark’s film, 'Ice Palace, A Love Letter', will have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
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