Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Long Lake Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

This year’s event kicks off with the Snowmobile Parade and the coronation of the King and Queen of Winter Carnival followed by the Cardboard Box Sled Races. 

“Kid’s of all ages have a blast” says Long Lake Diner Owner and event organizer Jim Piraino. “Everyone really looks forward to the Broomball tournament and my wife is the defending champ of the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, so it’s going to be a competitive year.”

Schedule of Events January 14, Saturday

Visitors swarm Long Lake flocking from as far as Michigan, New Jersey, Hawaii and Maine. “It’s tradition, it’s cold and everyone enjoys the celebration of the day. Enjoy free ice skating and free town transportation in the evening around Long Lake. The bus runs from 5pm until 1am. Call 518-354-1510 and it will pick you up at your home and return you when you are ready. FREE.


Schedule of Events January 14, Saturday
*A bonfire will start around 10:00 a.m. near the sledding hill and behind the Geiger Arena where all the events take place.


noon – Snowmobile Parade with Long Lake Winter Carnival King and Queen
12:15pm – Coronation
12:45pm – Cardboard Sled Race
1:15pm – 1/2 Court Shot Basketball
1:45pm – Fireman’s Relay for all ages
2:00pm – Kid’s Balloon Chase
2:15pm Adult Golf
3:15pm – Ladies Frying Pan Toss
4:00pm – Goalie’s Day Off Puck Shot
4:30pm – Broomball Tournament
between 6:30pm – 7pm. Fireworks after Broomball 
Free transportation starts at 5pm – 1am. Call 518-354-1510


Diane Chase is the author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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