Saranac Lake to be invaded this winter during Winter Carnival

Curling, snowshoe races and other sports are part of the festivities at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Curling, snowshoe races and other sports are part of the festivities at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

— The 9-Pin No-Tap Bowling Tournament takes place on Sunday, Feb. 5, along with the H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games at the Petrova Athletic Fields; and the The Spike of Ice Icicle Contest at the Ice Palace.

An interfaith service, bingo and classic film will be events on Monday, Feb. 6, while there will be a scavenger hunt for middle grade students, Grand Marshal Reception, Royalty dinner and firemen’s broomball on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Mac’s Canoe Livery snowshoe races will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with Torchlight Skiing at Mount Pisgah Ski Center and fireworks along with the 25th Annual Meineker Figure Skating Show at the Saranac Lake Civic Center taking place on Thursday, Feb. 9.

The Adirondack Bank innertube races at Mount Pisgah; the 23rd annual winter book sale at the Saranac Lake Free Library; NBT Bank children’s skating races; and the annual Rotary Club Variety Show at the Harrietstown Town Hall will take place on Friday, Feb. 10.

Saturday, Feb. 11 events include the Mason’s Pancake Breakfast; breakfast at McDonalds with Grimace and Carnival Characters; meeting the carnival characters at the Ice Palace; the 23rd Annual Winter Book Sale; Lion’s Club chili sale; Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition at Riverside Park; Paul Smith’s College Alumni Reunion; and the Gala Parade at 1 p.m., from Broadway & Main Street from Ampersand Ave to Lapan highway, with a band concert following at the Harrietstown Town Hall.

On Sunday, Feb, 12, wrap-up events include adult cross country skiing at Dewey Mountain; the Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament; snowshoe softball: the second Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament; Saranac Lake Teachers Association kids cross country races; the Kiddie Parade; the 17th Annual Winter Carnival Baroque Concert; Cape Air Carnival Slide Show; and the Gala Fireworks Display at the Ice Palace.

For more information and an updated list of events and venues, visit the website www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com.

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