4th Annual Ticonderoga Winterfest to be held Feb. 9

snowshoeTiconderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 4th Annual Ticonderoga WinterFest on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Ticonderoga Recreational Fields, Ice Skating Rink and surrounding areas.

Activities for this year's WinterFest will include snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, Snowman Fun Run/Walk, broomball, snowmobile rides, wagon rides as well as a Cooks Mountain lower loop snowshoe hike. Penelope the Clown will also be in the lobby of the Ticonderoga Community Building.  

The event was founded in 2010 by Ticonderoga High School physical-education teacher Adrienne Weld. The inaugural WinterFest attracted about 60 participants and 40 volunteers. People are encouraged to bring their own equipment, although here will be some equipment available for use by the public.

Organizers of the event ask that all participants register with them. Registration will take place in the public parking lot next to the Elk's Building. At registration you will also be able to sign up to win FREE raffles including gift certificates from area businesses. The drawing of all raffles will be at 1:30 PM.

The Snowman Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners will take place at 10:45 AM. Registration for this particular event will be from 10:00 – 10:30 AM in front of the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. The run/walk will be one mile long. Parental consent and signature on the registration form is required for participants under the age of 18. People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

From 12:00 – 1:00 PM Broomball will take place at the Ice Skating Rink. Wagon Rides are being provided by the Ticonderoga Youth Commission and will be available from 12:00 – 2:00 PM starting from the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. In addition a Cook Mountain Lower Loop Snowshoe Hike will take place at 12:30 PM. Participants must pre-register at the WinterFest registration table and meet at 12:30 PM at the pull off to Cook Mountain located on Baldwin Road in Ticonderoga.

"The snowshoe hike is an easy to moderate hike," stated Bill Morse – WinterFest Committee Member & Ticonderoga High School Business Teacher. "We are excited to add the snowshoe hike of Cook Mountain to this year's event. We encourage community members and visitors to take advantage of this guided hiking opportunity."

While there will be some complimentary refreshments available at WinterFest, the organizers are urging participants and the community to support Ticonderoga Area businesses that day.

WinterFest 2013 will take place whether there is snow or not. For more information in WinterFest contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619 or visit www.ticonderogany.com