Saturday, January 23, 2021

Long Lake celebrates scaled-down winter carnival

Long Lake ice sculptureOn Saturday, January 16, the Long Lake 19th Annual Winter Carnival saw major changes to the line-up and was able to host a modified version renamed Winter Carnival “Lite.”

The only coordinated event was the Cardboard Sled Races which were held with Covid-19 protocols in place. All participants and spectators had to register in advance for a maximum of 50 and there was no on-site registration.  Everyone wore masks and kept a minimum of six feet between racers and families.

Best in ShowRace was only open to participants 18 and under and the winners for 2021:

Best Crash: Logan Hosley “Living Machine”

3rd: Kamila Stryszowski “The Rocket”

2nd: Morgan Delehanty “Muscle Tape”

1st: Quinn Giordano “The Mighty Eskimo

Best in Show: Matt & SJ Hosley “Maco” (shown here)

 

Best crash

Best Crash: Logan Hosley “Living Machine”

Award-Winning Ice Carver Stan Kolonko from the Ice Farm helped create a drive by Ice Sculpture display sponsored by local businesses including: Motel Long Lake, Tom Donnelly Logging, Howe May We Help You, LLC, Long Lake Rentals and a combo business sculpture by the ADK Trading Post and Adirondack Hotel. There was also a large Long Lake bear sculpture installed at the Long Lake Town Beach (pictured here).

The Long Lake Ice Skating rink and sledding hill was open all day with Covid Protocols in place and the day ended with a Fireworks display at Mt. Sabattis with spectators watching from inside their vehicles.

There was no royalty crowned and no infamous Ladies Frying Pan Toss in 2021, but we look forward to next year which will mark the 20th and is scheduled for January 15, 2022. Save the date!

For wrap up videos of the event check out the Long Lake website blog at www.mylonglake.com/blog

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Alexandra Roalsvig

Alexandra Roalsvig has been the Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for her native Town of Long Lake since 2009. Prior to returning to Long Lake worked 17 years in production for the CBS daytime serial "As The World Turns". She and her husband Paul are raising their two children in Long Lake.




2 Responses

  1. MITCHELL EDELSTEIN says:

    Great job Alex.

  2. Ima gonajakhoff says:

    It still was a very nice event

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