SARANAC LAKE – The Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest was held on February 2 and challenged contestants to build miniature golf obstacles out of snow for the Arctic Golf event held the following day.
The three most creative obstacles, out of six in total, were chosen by members of the Winter Carnival royalty. The first prize award of $100 and a Winter Carnival medal went to North Country Community College who created a large dinosaur and frozen colored water with plastic dinosaurs embedded in them.
The second prize award of a Winter Carnival medal went to Adirondack Hamlets to Huts who created an obstacle featuring multiple wooden huts, colored snow cubes with evergreen boughs, and a large hut where the ball goes into.
The third prize award of a Winter Carnival medal went to the Saranac Lake Lutheran Church who created a stegosaurus dinosaur where the ball entered into the mouth and traveled down its spine and tail.
Other contestants included Saranac Lake Youth Center, North Country School and the Saranac Lake Women's Civic Chamber.
The public is welcome to view the contestants' obstacles at Prescott Park near the Lake Flower State Boat Launch on River Street.