The 71st Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is February 6-8, 2014
The 71st Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8, 2014. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 6th in the LPHS Auditorium. Coronation will be at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 8th followed by the Sno-Ball Hop at 8:00 PM in the LPHS gymnasium. This year, the Winter Carnival King and Queen Coronation and Sno-Ball Hop theme is The 90’s, hosted by the Class of 2017. The Lake Placid Central School Class of 2026 will provide entertainment for the Coronation proceedings.
In 1944, Mr. Romeo Proulx, Supervising Principal of the Lake Placid High School, along with Bob Connelly, Doris Keane, Isabelle Warner Farrell, Gertrude Powers, and Howard Page, initiated the LPHS Winter Carnival with the volunteer assistance of faculty, parents and local residents. It was complete with sculpturing, ski races, coronation and the “Icicle Hop.” Much has changed in 70 years, but we still gather the students and faculty together for intramural competitions among grades nine through twelve. From pie eating to snow volleyball, the sing-thing (how well your class performs the LPHS Alma Mater) to broomball, the high school classes compete from 12:00 PM on Thursday through 2:01 PM on Friday, February 7th. While the high school competes, the middle school students will ski, skate, toboggan and have fun in the snow at the North Elba Toboggan run on Thursday afternoon, and at Whiteface Mountain or Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday. The Olympic Regional Development Authority and the North Elba Park District donate time and help coordinate these activities for our Middle Schoolers.
The Lake Placid/Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Alpine Ski Races will take place on February 4th and 5th.
The Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament will take place on Friday, Feb. 7th and Saturday, February 8th matching the Shaker-Colonie Jets vs. the Middlebury Tigers at 5:30 PM on Friday and at 8:00 PM the Lake Placid Blue Bombers vs. the Saranac Lake Red Storm. The 8:00 PM game is also a part of the Wounded Warrior Project Series. The consolation game will be played at 12:00 noon on Saturday, followed by the Championship game at 2:30 PM.
We are delighted to announce that Mr. Reginald Clark will serve as the 2014 Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Archbishop. Mr. Clark is a member of the Lake Placid High School Class of 1947. As freshmen in 1944, they organized the first Sno-Ball Hop, or Icicle Hop as it was known in the ‘40’s. We thank Mr. Clark for his dedication to our students at the Lake Placid Middle/High School and the Lake Placid community.