On February 3rd and 4th in Long Lake, NY join the Town of Long Lake in welcoming The Ice Farm for a winter event celebrating community and the season.
The Ice Farm is owned and operated by world class ice sculptor Stanley Kolonko. Stan uses the best ice south of the Arctic Circle, utilizing reverse osmosis filtration, Clinebell ice machines and a good amount of patience.
Over the years Stan has been competing on an international level and he won 1st place with his partner Chris Uyehara of Skaneateles at the Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition in Harbin, China in Janaury 2010. Stan has also ranked by the Academy of Ice Carving and Design as a top ice carving company in the US.
Look for mini-events celebrating Stan’s artistry and the welcoming of February throughout the town during the day. Spectators are welcome to watch him work and take photos and submit for a photo competition. Stop by each location while Stan carves – you’ll never know what they’ve got planned, a hot winter drink to warm you to your toes or a kids story hour at the Long Lake Library. Check back often for updates and we’ll post them throughout the week and on the Facebook page as the schedule evolves.
Sculptures are slated for the Raquette Lake School, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, the Long Lake Historical Society, the Friends of the Long Lake Library, Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long Lake Town Beach.
Please note: all times are subject to change without notice, if you plan on traveling call 518.624.3077.
The tentative schedule is:
Friday, February 3rd
12pm: Raquette Lake Free Union School
3pm: Long Lake Historical Society: Town Office
Saturday, February 4th
8am: Long Lake Diner
10am: Hoss’s Country Corner
12:30pm: Friends of the Long Lake Library
2:30pm: The Shamrock Motel
4:30pm: Town of Long Lake: Mt Sabattis
The Ice Fest is sponsored by The Town of Long Lake and local businesses.
Get your photo taken with all seven sculptures and e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send via snail mail to
Ice Fest Contest
PO Box 496
Long Lake, NY 12847
Hey, you may even see your photo on our Long Lake Facebook page and we’ll select a winner from all the entries. Entries must be submitted or postmarked by Monday, February 13th to be eligible for a prize!
Please note: All submitted photos become property of the Town of Long Lake NY and by submission of the photos you give the Town of Long Lake permission to use the photos in promotion including on the web and in print and on Facebook. We cannot return photos submitted by mail.