CHANGE!!! The parade will begin at the firehouse on Broadway so there will be NO PARKING from the firehouse to Ampersand Avenue!
The Ice Palace will be closed until damages can be repaired

Prescription Sewing Sun Catcher Contest

Make something that will really Shine!
2022 Sun Catchers

the Sun Catchers have all returned to their original state--water.

The Winner of the 2022 Winter Carnival Sun Catcher contest is Susan Nolde of Bloomingdale NY, receiving 45 of the 239 total votes.

Thank you to all who participated.

Local business owner Diane Miller of Prescription Sewing invites the public to participate in a "Sun Catcher display of artistic talent" for a new Winter Carnival 2022 event. A call to action now to plan and make a SUN CATCHER before February 4th, 2022 to be considered for the "Peoples Choice Award" of $100 to the one with the most votes. There will be 3 categories of entries including Professional Artist, General Public and Children ages 16 and under.

Sun Catchers are simple to make from things in your own kitchen. Allowing for creativity anything can be added to individualize your entry. We ask that items used are not something to become trash as they melt. (ie. no Rubik's Cubes, paper, plastics, etc.) It is an easy process of making a large colorful ice cube in a cake pan. Sun Catcher themes can be creating colorful lines in ice with food coloring, a theme such as nature, "The 80's, Uniquely Saranac Lake, etc. A size limit of 12", round or square, is necessary due to considering weight for hanging. All entries will receive a number and zip ties will be provided for hanging.

See the link below for a video on how to make a Sun Catcher

Register your entry in advance using this form that can be dropped off at the Winter Carnival History Hut next to the Ice Palace or emailed to

Deliver your Sun Catcher to the area to the left of the Palace on February 4, 2022 between the hours of 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM or 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We ask that you register at least a week in advance if you plan to participate so we can prepare enough space for hanging all entries. The winner of the $100 cash prize sponsored by Prescription Sewing will be announced on February 16, 2022.


Sponsor: Prescription Sewing


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