In order to break winter's chill and to promote outdoor games, Winter Carnival was born! Throughout the years it has retained the warmth, charm, and camaraderie of a community celebration.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is a 10-day festival, February 1-10, 2019.
Sporting activities pack the schedule of events!
Traditional winter sports include
-snowshoeing and nordic ski racing at the Dewey Mountain Cross-Country Ski Center
-innertube and downhill ski races at the Mount Pisgah Ski Center, and
-skating races and hockey games.
There is also a series of non-traditional winter sports such as
-Snowflake Volleyball played in knee-deep snow at the Civic Center,
-Snowshoe Softball played at the Elks Field,
-Ultimate Frisbee Games in the snow at the Petrova athletic fields,
-Firemen's Broomball at the Civic Center,
-a curling exhibition on Pontiac Bay, and
-an exhibition of woodsmen's logging skills with Paul Smith's College students at Riverside Park.
Other events include live performances, two parades and three sets of spectacular fireworks.
Not to miss, the centerpiece of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival - the Ice Palace! Built on the shore of Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay at the state boat launch.
Visit the official Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website for all the details.