It's time for the Winter Carnival!

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The King and Queen for the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be crowned during Coronation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, followed by a reception at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1508.

The Coronation, which is preceded by the 12th annual Past Royalty mixer and dinner on Thursday, Feb. 3, kicks off 10 days of fun, games, events, a parade and three spectacular fireworks displays (including the torchlight skiing event at Mount Pisgah).

Events start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, with the Ice Palace Fun Run, along with the 18th annual Business and Professional Women's Chocolate Festival at the Harrietstown Town Hall from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; the Lutheran Church Women's Craft Sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; the Petrova Winter Carnival at Petrova Elementary School from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; The Adirondack Arc Curling exhibition at the state boat launch on Lake Flower at 11 a.m.; the Paul Smith's College woodsmen's exhibition at Riverside Park at 11 a.m.; the NBT Bank Ladies fry pan toss at Riverside Park at 12:30 p.m.; the Third Women's Civic Chamber Treasure Hunt (Knights of the Round Table Search for the Carnival Grail) starting at Riverside Park at 2:30 p.m.; the 13th Saranac Lake Figure Skating spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church (call 891-3434 for takeouts); and the lighting of the Ice Palace, followed by the Guide Boat Realty fireworks display, at 7 p.m.

Events on Sunday, Feb. 6 will be the White Stag Downhill Ski Races at the Mount Pisgah Ski Center at 11 a.m.; the Arctic Bar-B-Que from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mount Pisgah; an ultimate frisbee tournament from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Petrova Athletic Fields; and a 9-pin no-tap bowling tournament at Romano's Saranac Lanes from 2 to 5 p.m.; and The Spike of Ice Icicle Contest at the state boat launch at 2:30 p.m. (judging at 4 p.m.).

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