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2022 Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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2022 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule


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This schedule is the official source for the most up-to-date information and is subject to change at any time. Please check back frequently.


Please use the Contact page to send events and corrections.

* NOTE: An asterisk indicates events run by a group other than the Winter Carnival Committee and is for informational purposes only

$ NOTE: A dollar sign indicates there is a cost involved with this event.

WINTEr Carnival Committee Meetings 

All meetings take place on TUESDAY at 5:30 PM at the Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Bloomingdale Ave, Saranac Lake.

Meeting dates for the 2022 Winter Carnival: 

  • December 2021: 7th and 21st
  • January 2022: 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
  • February 2022: 1st (Last meeting before Carnival) 



7:30 pm *Women's Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St.)

Post Coronation *Winter Carnival Roayalty Reception presented by the Elk's Club (TBD)


 10:00 am NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run - 4 miles (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Edward Jones Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm *Lutheran Church Women's Bake and Craft Sale (TBD)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm *28th Annual Chocolate Festival -- Paul Smith's Boosters without Borders (TBD)

11:00 am Long Run Wealth Advisors Curling Exhibition (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11:00 am *Paul Smiths College Woodsmen Exhibition (Riverside Park)

11:00 am - 2:00 pm *Petrova Winter Carnival for Kids (TBD)

12:00 pm Heat Keepers Icicle Contest -- prizes for longest natural icicle (Riverside Park, icicle check-in at 11:30 am)

12:00 pm "Hit the Button" Curling Competition -- Open to all (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:30 pm Saranac Teachers Association Little Ladies Fry Pan Toss -- For Girls 6-17 (Riverside Park, Registration 11:00-12:00)

1:00 pm Taylor Rental Ladies Fry Pan Toss -- For Ladies 18 and Up (Riverside Park, Registration 11:00-12:30)

1:00 pm *Women's Civic Cornhole Tournament (On the ice in front of Saranac Waterfront Lodge, $40 registration fee per 2-Player team,  contact Deb Reilly at debreilly6gmail.com for registration form and information)

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm *Anual Winter Carnival Spaghetti Dinner -- Catholic Daughters and Knights of Columbus (TBD)

7:00 p.m. (roads closing at 6:15 pm) Lighting of the Ice Palace and Hotel Saranac Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)


 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Edward Jones Arctic Golf (Prescott Park next to the State Boat Launch)

10:00 am *White Stag Downhill Ski Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane, $)

11:00 am - 2:30 pm *Arctic Bar-B-Que -- Friends of Mt. Pishgah (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, Mt. Pisgah Lane, $)

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Adirondack Health Skate Lake Colby and Ice Sports Demo -- Skate and Kicksled Races, 100 meter Straight Line Sprints  (Lake Colby Beach, State Route 86)

2:30 pm ANCA FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

MONDAY, february 7, 2022

 7:00 pm *Community Celebration Service (St. Luke's Church, 136 Main St)

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

3:30 pm *Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center, 29 Woodruff St)

5:00 pm Winter Carnival Grand Marshall Reception (TBD, Cash Bar)

6:00 pm Winter Carnival Royalty Dinner (TBD, $, RSVP required by 2/1, call 518-891-4367)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

6:00 pm Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races -- All Ages (Dewey Mountain, Route 3, $, call 518-891-2697)

Thursday, February 10, 2022

6:00 pm American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane)

friday, february 11, 2022

10:00 am Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, 92 Mt. Pisgah Lane)

12:30 pm Coakley Home and Hardware Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave)

TBD Firefighter's Broom Ball (Saranac Lake Civic Center, 213 Ampersand Ave)

NO Rotary Club Variety Show this year. The Rotary Club has decided to not have a live event. 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

8:00 am - 11:00 am *Mason's Pancake Breakfast -- Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple (First Methodist Church, 63 Church St)

8:30 am - 9:30 am *Breakfast with the Winter Carnival Characters -- TBD

10:00 am - 11:00 am Stewart's Shops presents Meet the Carnival Characters (TBD)

10:00 am *CanAm Snow Rugby (Saranac Lake High School Track Field, 79 Canaras Ave, Call 518-524-5841)

11:00 am *Paul Smiths Woodsmen Exhinition (Riverside Park)

12:00 pm Gala Parade Line-Up (Register at Nice N Easy Mobil, 196 Broadway Ave)

1:00 pm Gala Prade presented by Casella Waste and North Country Community College (Broadway and Main St from Ampersand Ave to LaPan Highway)

sunday, february 13, 2022 -- last day

10:00 am Community Bank Adult Cross-country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, Route 3, $, Call 518-891-2697)

11:00 am Bionique Testing Labs Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center, Rotary Field, 213 Ampersand Ave, $)

11:00 am ANCA FlowerBall (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

12:00 pm Adirondack Health Youth Cross-country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, Route 3, $, Call 518-891-2697)

2:00 pm Casella Waste Systems Kiddie Parade (Route will change this year--check back)

7:30 pm Guide Boat Realty Winter Carnival Slide Show (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8:00 pm Guide Boat Realty "Storming the Ice Palace" Closing Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)  

Tuesday, february TBD

6:00 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee Wrap-Up meeting, 2022 Critique (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)

tuesday, march TBD

5:30 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Meeting -- Theme Nominations (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)


5:30 p.m. Winter Carnival Committee Annual Meeting -- Elections and Theme Selection (Elk's Lodge #1508, 30 Broadway Ave)


February 3-12, 2023

Top Sponsors
Guide Boat Realty
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
North Country Community College
Hotel Saranac
Taylor Rental
Adirondack Bank
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Tops Friendly Markets
Adirondack Health
Gala Parade
Learn more about the Gala Parade.
Recent Info/News
2021 Carnival Theme is 'Mask-erade'
2020-09-15 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and members of the public who attended the committee meeting on September 15, have chosen ‘Mask-erade' as the theme for the 2021 Carnival.
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