LAKE GEORGE The Lake George Winter Carnival is enjoying nearly ideal weather this year, despite a warm early winter. With ice thickening daily, last weekend saw vehicles out on the ice, skipping water, racing or just taking in the scenery. The Duanesburg Skydiving Clubs Cessna took off and landed on the lake and colorful parachutes floated to the lake as skydivers braved the cold to jump. Even Shrek was seen on motorized vehicles at the carnival last weekend. This weekend, the third weekend of the carnival, will see many of the same activities, with new sanctioned snowmobile races. Schedule of events for Feb. 17 and 18: Saturday and Sunday each weekend: Children's activities Snowmobile water skip Ice skating Games at noon Polar plunge at 3 p.m. Snowmobile Sleigh Rides Open skating/Bumper Cars at L.G. Forum - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides starting at 8am Duanesburg Skydiving Club exhibit all day TrailPass ATV Poker Run, Saturday, registration at 9 a.m. at the Lake George Forum. Fireworks By Alonzo, 6 p.m. on the ice. Both days First annual NNYVSR snowmobile oval races L.G. ADIRONDACK CUP Race, $1,500 purse L.G. CLASSIC CUP Race - $500+ purse Registration 8:30 a.m. at Duffy's Tavern 518-668-5323 Encampment of the 1700sHm. 53D Regiment on Foot, of America all day at Shepard Park Beach.