Saranac Lake Ice Carnival Schedule of Events

The 115th annual Saranac Lake Winter Ice Carnival will take place from February 3- 12, 2012. 

With a full 10-day schedule of activities and events, there is something for everyone in Saranac Lake.

THURSDAY, February 2

5:30 p.m. – 13th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner
*Red Fox Restaurant, $, call 891-1286 for reservations

7:30 p.m. – Coronation Of Carnival Royalty
*At the Harrietstown Town Hall
Sponsored By Women’s Civic Chamber
Reception Following Ceremony; Downhill Grill

10 a.m.: Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 19th Annual Business & Professional Women Chocolate Festival (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lutheran Church Women’s Craft Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Petrova Winter Carnival (fun for kids) (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $)
11 a.m.: The Curling Exhibition (Near the State Boat Launch site on Lake Flower)
11 a.m.: Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)
11:00 a.m. – White Stag Downhill Ski Races*
(Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)
12:30 p.m.: NBT Bank Ladies’ Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $)
2:30 p.m.: Lost in Space – follow the clues (Riverside Park, $) Sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber
4:30-7:00 p.m.: 14th SL Figure Skating Spaghetti Dinner* (Methodist Church, $)
Call for take-out – 891-3473
7:00 p.m. – Lighting Of Ice Palace, Guide Boat Realty Fireworks Display
*At the State Boat Launch
8 p.m.. ACNA presents Music by Crackin’ Foxy, supported by Ampersound (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.: 9-Pin No-Tap Bowling Tournament (Romano’s Saranac Lanes, call 891-8301, $)
1-3 p.m.: H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Petrova Athletic Fields, call 637-2067 for more information)
2:30 p.m.: The Spike of Ice Icicle Contest (Ice Palace), judging at 3:30

7 p.m.: Interfaith Service in Celebration (location TBA)
7 p.m.: Bingo* (Saranac Lake Adult Center)
7:30 p.m.: Classic Film – “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (Saranac Laboratory, Church St., free) Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Classic Film Festival


3:30 p.m.:Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center)
5:30 p.m. – Grand Marshal Reception (B.P.O.Elks Lodge #1508, cash bar)
6:30 p.m. – Royalty Dinner (B.P.O.Elks Lodge #1508, $30), reservations by Feb. 1, call 891-4367, catered by Nonna Fina, Pages meals provided by Adirondack Motel
9 p.m. – Firemen’s Broomball* (Saranac Lake Civic Center)


6 p.m.: Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, call 891-2697, $)


6 p.m.: Torchlight Skiing (Mount Pisgah Ski Center) Fireworks to follow
7:30 p.m.: 25th Annual Meineker Figure Skating Show* (Saranac Lake Civic Center, $)

10 a.m.: Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mount Pisgah, $)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 23rd Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, 109 Main St., $) Books, Videocassettes, DVDs, Audio Books, Puzzles
12:30 p.m.: NBT Bank Children’s Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center, $)
7:30 p.m. – Rotary Club Variety Show*At the Harrietstown Town Hall;
($13 advance, $20 at the door)
Firemen’s Broomball* (time TBA)

8:30-11 a.m.: Mason’s Pancake Breakfast* (Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway, $) Sponsored by Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple
8:30-9:30 a.m.: Breakfast at McDonalds with Grimace and Carnival Characters ( $)
10-11 a.m.: Meet the Carnival Characters (Ice Palace)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 23rd Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, 109 Main St., $) Books, Videocassettes, DVDs, Audio Books, Puzzles
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Lion’s Club Chili Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)
11 a.m.: Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)
12-4 p.m.: Paul Smith’s College Alumni Reunion (under the heated tent next to Sears & Nori’s, no charge, cash bar)
12:00 p.m. – Parade Line Up
*At Lake Colby Drive
1:00 p.m. – Gala Parade
*On Broadway & Main Street from Ampersand Ave to Lapan Hwy.
Following Parade Band Concert, Harrietstown Town Hall
7:30 p.m.: Pendragon Theatre, “To Kill A Mockingbird”* (call 891-9052 for reservations, $)

10 a.m.: Adult X-C Skiing (Dewey Mountain., call 891-2697, $)
11 a.m.: Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center Rotary Field, $)
11 a.m.: Showshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)
11 a.m.: Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament (Bloomingdale Fields, $) contact 518/637-4669 for info
12 p.m.: Saranac Lake Teachers Association Kids X-C Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, call 891-2697, $)
12:30-3 p.m.: Snowy Owl Face Painting for children (Harrietstown Town Hall)
2:00 p.m. – Kiddie Parade
*From the Saranac Lake Free Library to the Town Hall
3 p.m.: 17th Annual Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (Methodist Church, Donation) Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Young Arts Association (SLYAA)
7:30 p.m. – Cape Air Carnival Slide Show
*At the Ice Palace, Lake Flower
8:00 p.m. – Gala Fireworks Display
*At the Ice Palace, State Boat Launch

Thursday, February 16
6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Post-Carnival Cape Air Slide Show (Saranac Village at Will Rogers)
Time and date to be announced: Recognition Dinner (TBA)
*This entry is listed for informational purposes only and is NOT an official Winter Carnival event.

 © Diane Chase, 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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