The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has introduced an Icicle Contest. The contest will be held on Saturday, February 1 at Riverside Park. Icicle drop-off begins at 11:30 am and judging takes place at noon. Contestants must take a photo of themselves with the naturally formed icicle before it is removed from their property and transport it to Riverside Park to compete for the longest intact icicle.
The contest is sponsored by The Heat Keepers and the prizes for first place are a $300 credit towards a spray foam project by Heat Keepers, a Heat Keepers sweatshirt, and a free home energy assessment with blower door and boiler testing provided by The Heat Keepers.
The second and third place prizes are a Heat Keepers sweatshirt, and a free home energy assessment with blower door and boiler testing provided by The Heat Keepers. The fourth, fifth and sixth place prizes are a Heat Keepers long sleeve t-shirt.
More information about the contest and the entry application is available on the carnival’s website. The Icicle Contest is just one of the many unique and traditional events taking place throughout the 10-day winter carnival on January 31-February 9.
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. The 2020 Winter Carnival will take place January 31 – February 9. For more information about the carnival, visit their website.