The Long Lake Winter Carnival WILL happen, no matter the anticipated weather event that is heading towards the northeast.
Long Lake’s Weather Outlook from Weatherunderground as of Thurs 1/17
40% / 0.3 in
Variably cloudy with snow showers. High 28F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Friday Night 01/18
20% / 0 in
Cloudy. Low -4F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
50% / 0.4 in
Cloudy. Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 9F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Saturday Night 01/19
100% / 9.3 in
Periods of snow. Low 4F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 100%. 8 to 12 inches of snow expected.
100% / 5.3 in
Watching a potential winter storm. Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. Morning high of 8F with temps falling to near -5. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected.
Sunday Night 01/20
30% / 0.2 in
A few snow showers scattered about the area in the evening, otherwise a good deal of clouds. Low -18F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
On Saturday, January 19th at noon, the Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY located at 6 Pavilion Way off of Deerland Road, NYS Route 30. Events begin with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen. Free activities are slated throughout the day. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1pm with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape only. Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. The ice skating rink and sledding hill will be open throughout the day.
Other events throughout the day include a Wackiest Hat Contest, Town-Wide Photo, Kids Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Broomball and fireworks at 6:30pm. All events are free. Some events will require special waiver form to be signed by participants.
The Ice Farm, featuring the talents of award-winning ice sculptor Stan Kolonko, will be on site carving incredible works of ice art all day long. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring an ice carving or race prizes are asked to contact the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office at 518-624-3077. Cash prizes provided by the Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and the Town Of Long Lake.
Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide hot food, hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks. This event happens snow, rain or shine. All times subject to change without notice.
12pm Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculptures Installation Begins, Registration opens and free lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department
12:15pm Snowmobile Parade – conditions permitting
12:30pm Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:45pm Wackiest Hat Competition – 1st Place Prize Only! $50
1:00pm Cardboard Sled Races – Registration is required for Cardboard sled racing. Must be present and registered no later than 12:45pm
2:00pm (or immediately following Sled Races) Town Wide Photo
2:15pm Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
2:30pm One Shot Hockey aka Goalie’s Day Off – Prize Sponsored by Long Lake Diner $50 for First Place
3:00pm Ladies Frying Pan Toss – Prizes Sponsored by Town of Long Lake $75, $50 $25
3:45pm Men’s Feats of Strength – Caber Toss – Prizes Sponsored by Moonlighter Snowmobile Club $75, $50 $25
4:30pm Broomball – 5 people per team, registration required. Prize for 1st Place Team $100 Sponsored by Long Lake Fire Department
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. This event is free. Parking available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12pm. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 6pm until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call 518-524-3106 for a ride. Open to the public. Snowmobiles welcome!
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