Greenfield's Annual Winter Carnival
|Sleigh Bell Run Registration
||Ice Walk Map
|Lego Contest Registration||K9 Keg Pull Registration|
|Cardboard Sled Race Pre-Registration
||Cookie Bake Off Rules
2014 Sleigh Bell Run Results
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For more information call the Recreation Department at 772-1553
Friday, January 31st EventsAll day – Live Ice Carvings Downtown- Artists will be sculpting ice throughout the day in front of our downtown sponsoring businesses. Be sure to check out the Ice Walk Map and vote for your favorite sculpture at the ballot box on the Town Common by Sunday, February 2nd at 10:00 am.
Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibit in Studio C, 3rd floor at Wilson’s Department Store on display during store hours through Saturday, February 8. Black and white and color entries depicting Franklin County Winter Subjects/Scenes accepted at The Recorder Office Classified Ad desk (14 Hope St., Greenfield) until Thursday, January 23rd.
5:15-7:00 pm – Art Exhibit – Artwork by Greenfield Middle School students will be on display on the Second Floor of the Youth Center. Be sure to stop by and see our Young Picassos!
5:15 pm – Cribbage Tournament – Fun For All Ages! Registration begins at 5:15 pm on the Second Floor of the Youth Center. Play starts at 5:30 pm. $10 registration fee. Boards available or bring your own board and cards. Winner and Runner Up will receive custom made cribbage boards. Open to anyone and any age! Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.
8:30-10:20 pm – Lights Out DJ Public Skate at the Collins/Moylan Area – Bring your glow sticks and have the live, ice-side DJ play your favorite songs. Rental skates are available on a first come, first served basis. $6 admission, $5 skate rentals.
Beacon Field Events5:00-7:00 pm – Bonfire – Warm up by the fire at Beacon Field. Bring your own marshmallows and hotdogs. Sticks will be provided.
6:00 pm – Fire Dancers – Join us at Beacon Field for a pre-fireworks performance by Pyro Productions who are sure to leave spectators of all ages in awe with an exhilarating show featuring fast-paced stunts with eye-dazzling pillars of flame, whirling snake torches, and blazing hula hoops that envelope the performers in curtains of fire.
6:30 pm – Fireworks Display – Join us at Beacon Field for a dazzling kick-off to our Winter Carnival Weekend, with Fireworks being shot off of Poet’s Seat Tower. It’s a display that’s sure to captivate all ages.
Saturday, February 1st Events10:00 am – 2014 Sleigh Bell Run – 4 Mile Road Race. A scenic course starting on Hope Street and running through Highland Park area. Pre-register at Recreation Department or Town Hall or day of race at Hope & Olive Restaurant from 8:45-9:30 am. Age divisions and prizes. First 75 entrants receive t-shirt and sleigh bell bracelets. $15 Pre Race Entry by Friday, January 17th, $20 after this date and on race day. Youth under the age of 18 are half price. Click Here For Registration Form
10:00 am – Snowshoeing Trek led by Bicycle World Staff. Meet at the Highland Pond parking lot at 10:00 am for a 60-90 minute free guided walk around Rocky Mountain trails. Bring your own snowshoes!
1:00-3:00 pm – Public Ice Skating – Collins/Moylan Arena, by the High School. Winter Carnival Special - $3 Admission, $5 Skate Rental.
4:00 pm – Pioneer Valley Vipers Sr Women’s Hockey vs Simsbury Mother Ducks at Collins/Moylan Arena. Free Admission.
Winter Carnival Family Fun Day at the Youth Center, 20 Sanderson Street
Suggested Donation of $5 per person, $20 per family
Sunday, February 2nd Events8:00 am-10:00 am – Breakfast with Frosty at The 99 Restaurant – $6.00 per person. 10 and under $4. Two years and under free. Bring your family and friends to help support Greenfield Winter Carnival! Tickets available in advance and at the door. Purchase at the Recreation Department, Town Hall or from a Recreation Commissioner.
1:00 pm-3:00 pm – Public Ice Skating -- Collins/Moylan Arena, by the High School. $5 Admission, $5 Skate Rental.
Beacon Field EventsOngoing – Sledding & Outdoor Ice Skating – Come enjoy the Beacon Sledding Hill and our new Ice Rink. Available all winter long! Bring your own sleds or skates.
Ongoing – Snowman Village – Help build our annual snowman community at Beacon Field. Bring your own decorations and design your own snowman. Construct your own member of the Winter Carnival’s Snowman Village. Make memories - -take your picture with the Headless Snowman!
Ongoing – Snow Sculpture Contest – First come, first claimed for pre-built snow mound (weather permitting) or make your own. Add your own fun accessories. (Food coloring only for colors please – do not use paint). Start as early as you would like. Judging begins at 3:15 pm.
Ongoing – Marshmallow Toasting by the Bonfire – Sticks and Marshmallows provided.
12:00 pm – Cookie Bake Off – Enter to win our Cookie Contest. Drop off your favorite cookies to Beacon Field at 12:00 pm. Bring a minimum of 2 dozen cookies per entrant. All cookie types welcome. Please share recipes or ingredients. Categories: Most Original, Best Overall and Best Decorated! Click Here for the official rules!
12:00 pm – Chili Cook-Off – Come sample chili prepared by our local restaurants who will be competing for bragging rights for “The Best Chili Around”
12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Hockey Match: The Franklin County Sheriff's Hockey team will challenge the Franklin County Fire Fighters at the Beacon Field Outdoor Rink. A "Pond Hockey Rules" style game: 4 on 4 with goal boxes.
12:00 pm-4:00 pm – Ski and Snowshoe Demo’s – Eastern Mountain Sports of Hadley will provide FREE snowshoe and X-country ski for demonstrations. Ask questions; learn tips and tricks of these winter sports!
12:00 pm-4:00 pm – Horse Drawn Hay Rides and Pony Rides by Tetrault Farm. $3 Adults, $2 for Kids 2-16 and kids under 2 are free.
12:00 pm-4:00 pm – Music by DJ Jason Antes!
12:30 pm – Community Wide Tug of War – Gather ‘round for a good old fashion pulling contest!
1:00 pm – Run, dance, do whatever it takes to urge your dog across the finish line at the 2nd Annual K9 Keg Pull sponsored by the Paws Park Initiative, Lefty's Brewing, Berkshire Brewing, and the Greenfield Recreation Department. Last year proved to be great fun with dogs of all shapes and sizes sprint for glory pulling appropriately sized “kegs” – for a Chihuahua, that’s a beer can, while mighty rotts or shepherds pull full-size kegs (all empty of course). Register Online in advance for $5, $10 day of with funds benefiting the Paws Park Initiative. There will be several different heats with awards given later in the day to our big winners. Come watch possibly the most adorable event of the day at Beacon Field. Please be considerate and pick up after your dog.
1:00 pm – Ice Bowling – Come experience ice bowling on our ice rink! Can you get a strike on ice?
1:30 pm – Broom Ball – Attempt to sweep away your competition in a round of broom ball. No skates needed, only sneakers or boots!
1:30 pm – Check In Cardboard Sled Entries at Sled Check in Station. Save time by pre-registering your sled on-line. Pre-registration available until Wednesday, January 29th. Click Here to Pre-Register
2:30 pm -- Cardboard Sled Contest at Beacon Field. Your creativity is limitless! Just about anything goes!! NOTE: If no snow, bring your sled to the field. They will be judged on creativity and construction. The RULES are as follows:
|•||Sled MUST be made of cardboard. Papier-mâché, tape, glue, and paint are also permitted.|
|•||Sleds may not have plastic wrap, wood or other bottom surface material, or runners (unless cardboard). Tape is ok.|
|•||Parents may help children build their sleds.|
|•||One Entry per person|
Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
Youth – Under 16: Fastest, Most Creative, Zaniest, and Best Crash
Group – 2 or more all ages: Fastest, Most Creative, Zaniest, and Best Crash
Adults – 16 and over (single riders): Fastest and Most Creative
Corporate Challenge: Best Design
Overall Best Greenfield Theme
Overall People’s Choice
3:45 pm – Awards Ceremony – Announcement of the Cardboard Sled Race, Cookie Bake-Off, Chili Cook-off, Snow Sculpture Contest, and Lego Contest, and K9 Keg Pull winners.
|Winter Carnival Snack Bar and Souvenirs
Hot food, drinks, snacks, and souvenirs on sale Sunday, February 2nd at Beacon Field. Travel Mugs, Greenfield Recreation Hoodies, Long and Short Sleeve Winter Carnival Shirts available. Adult and Youth Sizes.
And Also, Don't Miss:
February 8th 6:00-8:00pm—22nd Annual David M. Petrin Memorial Alumni Hockey Game. Greenfield High vs. Alumni at the Greenfield Skating Rink (Collins/Moylan Memorial Skating Arena).
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