Saranac Lake Ice Palace
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, February
is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern
U.S. Now celebrating its 114th anniversary.
The Carnival began over 100 years ago as a one-day event as a break
in the long Adirondack winter. The carnival has grown into a 10-day
festival that includes ski races, dance, live music performances,
two parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous
Over the years, the Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and
camaraderie of a community celebration. It starts Feb. 4 with the
coronation of the Winter Carnival King and Queen. The event proceeds
with the lighting of the Ice Palace, fireworks, sports, parades
and performances, culminating in the Carnival Slide Show and Gala
Fireworks. The theme this year is
The Winter Carnival's colorful history can be traced all the way
back to the late 1800's
when Saranac Lake was a world-famous health resort. In 1897,
the first year of the
winter carnival, Saranac Lake was already an established community
and center of commerce in the Adirondack Tri-lakes region. Its
clean mountain air and high altitude provided rejuvenation
hundreds of tuberculosis sufferers drawn from all over the United
States and Canada. To ease the long, cold Adirondack
winters and to promote outdoor activities and sports, the
first "Mid-Winter Carnival" was created by the Pontiac
Club in 1896. This was a two day event filled with skiing, skating,
parties and a celebratory parade down Main Street.
The rest is history!
Carnival and the Web
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee recently announced a
partnership with Rob Grant & Associates and a significant gift
by Rob Grant involving three internet domain names and complete
transfer of ownership of the website www.SaranacLakewinterCarnival.com
to the care and control of the carnival committee.
This gift will enable
the committee to create a valuable community resource online that
can be constantly updated with information about Winter Carnival
events and activities.
"We are so pleased
to be able to make this gift to the committee," Grant said
" The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival organization is made up
of remarkable people who have volunteered their time year after
year to keep this event going. We owe them a tremendous thanks."
here to read
entire press release
Grant & Associates Real Estate Sponsors 16th Annual
Children's Ice Palace Building Contest
This Annual Ice Palace Building Contest is open to all elementary
children in the Tri-Lakes area. All children are invited to use
their creativity in constructing their very own version of the famous
Saranac Lake Ice Palace! Palaces may be any size and constructed
of appropriate materials such as sugar cubes, M & M's, gum drops
or other delicious ingredients!
Rob Grant stands with
the winners of last years annual handmade "Ice Palace"
contest winners. From left to right back to front are Kaylan and
Camden Rieley, Madi Sweeney, Crystal Wells, Danielle Gonyea, Kate
Brody, Sarah Wamsganz, Jarrod Colby, Morgan Brody and Christa Irvine.
First place went to Christa Irvine, second to Madi Sweeney and third
was a tie between Kaylan and Camden Rieley and Daniele Gonyea, Best
in class went to St. Agnes School, and the "most original"
trophy went to Sarah Wamsganz.
here for entries for 2011and past Ice Palace Contest Photos
Carnival Photo Gallery
Saranac Lake Ice Palaces and Historic Photos
Please click on photos for larger version
click here for more
15th annual Kids Ice Palace Building contest
POSTED: January 29, 2010
LAKE- Rob Grant and Associates Real Estate is sponsoring the 15th
annual Ice Palace Building Contest, accepting entries through Feb.
is open to all elementary, middle and high school students in the
Tri-Lakes area. All students are invited to use their creativity
in constructing their own version of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
be any size and can be constructed with any materials. All entries
must be placed on a firm base.
each category will receive an engraved trophy. All honorable mentions
will receive ribbons. Winners from each category will have their
palaces put on display in the windows of Rob Grant and Associates
Real Estate at 43 Broadway in Saranac Lake throughout Winter Carnival.
receives wide media coverage with winners featured in a variety
be dropped off at the office by Feb. 3. Judging will be held Feb.
4 and winners will be announced Feb. 5.
For more information,
contact Rob Grant and Associates Real Estate at (518) 891-3745,
visit online at www.AdirondackRealEstate.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view past
winners and pictures of ice palaces from previous years, visit www.Adirondacks.com/palace.html.
Leduc to serve as Winter Carnival
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Ice Palace in construction
(the conditions are finally good enough! )
of 2006 winners (above) provided by Mark Kurtz of Mark Kurtz Photography,
Saranac Lake, NY)
invite you to preview our online gallery of historic Saranac
Lake Winter Carnival photographs. Click
National Trust Names
Saranac Lake, New York, One of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations
Annual List Promotes Heritage Tourism:
D.C. (March 7, 2006) First settled in 1819 in what was then untouched
wilderness, Saranac Lake, N.Y., is a timeless Adirondack village,
nestled among pristine lakes, evergreen forests and nearby mountains.
Once a logging community, the town was reinvented in 1876 when a physician
in the last stages of tuberculosis came to Saranac Lake to live out
his final months. Happily, the doctor, an outdoor enthusiast, not
only survived but was restored, and Saranac Lake began a new chapter
as one of the country’s pioneering health resorts. The village grew
into a thriving community, home to a world-renowned sanatorium, a
dozen bustling hotels and a host of “cure cottages,” large boarding
houses sporting several wide porches, many of which are still prominent
landmarks around town. Today, Saranac Lake’s downtown is charmingly
preserved with period architecture and a host of restaurants, shops
and art galleries and a variety of delightful accommodations such
as the 1920s landmark Hotel Saranac, a member of the National Trust’s
Historic Hotels of America. For more than a century, visitors have
flocked to Saranac Lake's Winter Carnival, a week-long festival that
includes sporting events, performing arts, parades, fireworks and
the world famous Ice Palace. The Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness
Train takes riders on a 20-mile round trip from Saranac Lake Union
Depot to Lake Placid Station, where visitors can tour the site of
the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. With miles of trails and waterways
to explore and unlimited outdoor pursuits including hiking, boating,
swimming, golfing, biking and fishing, Saranac Lake is still the perfect
prescription for mind, body and soul. To read entire press release
online guide to historic Saranac Lake, New York showcases
hundreds of exciting attractions throughout the
Adirondack region including Lake Placid
(host of the 1932 & 1980 winter Olympics),
Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake. We invite you to take a virtual tour of some
of our most popular travel destinations including Paul
Loon Lake, Rainbow
Lake, Lake Clear,
Keene, Keene Valley, Jay, Wilmington, Essex,
Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Schroon
Lake , Westport ,
Bloomingdale, St. Regis Falls, Saranac, Malone
the Adirondack High Peaks.
Edward L. Trudeau
courtesy of Historic Saranac Lake)
Village of Saranac Lake is located in the heart of the magnificent High
Peaks Region and is famous for its many beautiful lakes and streams including
Upper, Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes,
Lake, Oseetah Lake, Lake Flower and Upper and Lower St. Regis Lakes. These
waters offer some of the finest fishing in the country and are home to many native
species of trout, bass and pike. The Saranac Lake region offers visitors a rich
variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.
Saranac Lake is also famous for its magnificent
'Great Camps' dating back to the golden era of the early 1900's.
These sprawling compounds epitomize
what is known today as the rustic 'Adirondack style' representing a unique chapter
in Americian architectural history. These rustic camps served as huge retreats
for wealthy families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts for half a century.
Today, visitors can actually tour some of these 'Great Camps' and experience their
spectacular beauty first hand.
Saranac Lake is also well known for its fresh mountain air and rejuvenating climate!
In the early 1900's the Village of Saranac Lake became an international destination
health resort for
people from all walks of life suffering from Tuberculosis.
Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau discovered
the cure for Tuberculosis gaining worldwide attention for this quaint mountain
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the organization known as Historic Saranac
Lake, an architectural preservation group, has done a remarkable job preserving
the 'Cure History' of Saranac Lake through the nomination of 170 properties to
the National Register of Historic Places. Current
projects include management of the restored Union Depot as a tourist, transportation
and recreation center, and the restoration of the Bela Bartok Cabin and Dr. E.L.
Trudeau's Saranac Laboratory. Saranac Lake has now
become an important cultural tourism destination in Upstate New York.
In 1995 the Village of Saranac
Lake was ranked #1
among small towns in New York State and 11th in the United States. In 1998 the
prestigious All America City status was bestowed upon the Village in
recognition of Saranac Lake's unique history and
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More historic landmarks and photos of Saranac Lake:
here to view the 2004 ice palace being built!
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website for information
about visiting or relocating to the Saranac Lake area.
the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival!
If you would like to make a
donation to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Please make checks payable to:
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
PO Box 829
Saranac Lake, NY
You can also
drop off your donation at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce located at 39 Main
Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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