The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has announced they are seeking contestants for the Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest on February 1 between 10 am to 4 pm at Prescott Park, next to the Lake Flower State Boat Launch.
The contest is intended for community organizations or businesses, however it is open to anyone that would like to build a family-friendly miniature golf obstacle out of snow.
Contestants are expected to build the obstacle, test its functionality and complete it before 4 pm to be ready for the Arctic Golf event which is open to the public the following day. Prizes are being awarded for the three most creative obstacles; first place wins $100 and a medal; second and third place will be awarded medals.
Members of the Winter Carnival Royalty will choose the winning obstacles on February 2. Signs announcing the winners will be placed on the obstacles, as well as the name of the organization or business that built it. Winners are also announced on the Winter Carnival website and Facebook page.
The contest registration form is available on the carnival’s website, and must be submitted in advance of the event.
If you have questions, email [email protected] or call Colleen O’Neill at (518) 729-8933.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of volunteers dedicated to planning and presenting an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations.
For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website. The 2020 Winter Carnival will take place January 31 – February 9.
Photo of 2019 First Place Winning Obstacle by North Country Community College provided.