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Contestants line up for a 2013 cardboard sled race. (Photo submitted)

This Town of Inlet groomer was one of last year’s entries in the cardboard sled races. (Photo submitted)

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Inlet's Frozen Fire & Lights is Feb. 22

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Updated: 8:06 PM

INLET -- Frozen Fire & Lights Saturday, Feb. 22, is a day of winter fun in the Adirondacks. It is also the day of Inlet's Fourth Annual Cardboard Sled Race, part of the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Race Circuit.

This circuit started in Long Lake Jan. 18. To participate, enter a cardboard sled in three of the five races. Missed Long Lake's? There are four left to go.

In addition to Inlet's event there is the Redneck Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race in Indian Lake at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, or the same day at 3 p.m. during the Old Forge Winter Carnival, or 1 p.m. during Oak Mountain's Famous Cardboard Race in Speculator. The winner of the circuit will be announced and awarded after Oak Mountain's event.

INLET'S RACES

The Cardboard Sled Races here kick off at 1 p.m. on the sledding hill at Fern Park. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. Design and build a person-powered, cardboard sled held together with tape and/or glue that is capable of withstanding the descent down the sledding hill at Fern Park.

There will be awards for Best In Show, Great Spirit and Fastest. Class I is for ages 12 and under. Class II is for ages 13 and up._ Additional categories may be added. For complete rules go to inletny.com and click on 'Frozen Fire & Lights' under 'Annual Inlet Events.'

MORE THINGS TO DO

A bonfire will be lit at Fern Park at 10 a.m. to warm those taking advantage of the free cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating and sledding there. There will be free treats in the pavilion's warming room.

Inlet Public Library will hold a Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is next to Inlet Post Office on the main street.

Then it's over to Fern Park for the cardboard sled racing at 1 p.m. Registration and sled inspections begin at 12:15 p.m.

The Inlet Youth Commission will hold a Noah's Ark Animal Workshop in Inlet Town Hall from 2-4 p.m., where children will make their own stuffed animals. There will also be free face painting then.

The first annual 120cc & Kitty Cat Fun Rides begin at 3 p.m. at Fern Park. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

A much larger bonfire will be blazing at 5 p.m. in Arrowhead Park, where there will be a hospitality tent with free hot dogs and hot cider.

At 7 p.m. a spectacular display of fireworks will be shot off at Arrowhead Park over the frozen snow and ice.

The day will end with a Wine & Chocolate Sampling at Matt's Draft House at Screamen Eagle after the fireworks.

For more information, rules and applications for the Cardboard Sled Race and the 120cc Fun Runs, go to www.FrozenFireandLights.com. For general information call (315) 357-5501.

Fern Park is on Loomis Road off South Shore Road. In summer, this park offers a playground, ball field, public restrooms and a network of hiking and mountain biking trails. Winter brings sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with an indoor skating rink, public restrooms and warming rooms in the pavilion.

     

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