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Posted on: February 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fire and Ice Winter Celebration Tentatively Scheduled For Friday, February 18, at Crandall Park Pond

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Glens Falls City Hall

2/17/2022

Fire and Ice Winter Celebration Tentatively Scheduled For Friday, February 18, at Crandall Park Pond

(February 17, 2022, Glens Falls, NY) Glens Falls Mayor S. William Collins announced today that due to anticipated improving weather conditions, the Fire & Ice Winter Celebration at the Crandall Park ice skating pond this Friday, February, 18, from 6-9pm is tentatively scheduled to go ahead as planned. The Fire & Ice Celebration for the previous two weekends were canceled due to adverse weather and ice conditions.  A final decision will be made first thing in the morning. Potential attendees are advised to check back tomorrow morning for final confirmation.

Depending on continuing cold temperatures, the Fire & Ice Celebration will also take place as scheduled from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, February 25. 

The ice will be specially lighted for ice skating, with six bonfires tended by volunteers around the pond for celebrants to warm themselves between skating and other events.  Music will be provided by area DJ Peter Wilhelm for skating to the music and dancing. Wilhelm will also host the event. Hot chocolate will be served.  To promote sustainability, participants are asked to bring their own mugs, as well as their own ice skates and chairs.

Mayor Collins especially wants to thank Garden Time for donating a warming hut for the celebration.

The Fire & Ice Celebration is free.  Limited parking is available in the park- volunteers will be directing cars- and on Glen Street.   The City is asking that small children be accompanied by adults and that all skaters practice reasonable COVID-19 social distancing and masking.  

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