As we all know, ol’ Man Winter hasn’t been too bad thus far. After battling some mild weather last year, event organizers in the City of Glens Falls are ready for some snow and more chilly weather to help set the scene for ‘Fire & Ice.’
The third year of ‘Fire & Ice’ at Crandall Pond starts February 3rd and will be scheduled, weather and ice safety permitting, every Friday during the month of February from 5:30 pm until 9 pm. The hot chocolate will be free, but you are asked to bring your own skates, your own hot chocolate mug, and a chair – if you’re looking to get off your feet for a bit. And don’t forget, the warming hut will also be available this year through the generosity of Garden Time and Glens Falls Motors.
Admission is free to the event. Please keep in mind that parking is limited to the parking lots at Crandall Pond and Glen Street. All children need to be accompanied by their parents.
“Skating at Crandall Pond is always a fun experience” says Mayor Bill Collins. “But there is something to be said about a snowy scene, a cup of hot chocolate, and a bright, warm fire. ‘Fire & Ice’ is becoming one of the many things that makes Glens Falls special.”
“What makes ‘Fire & Ice’ so special is that Crandall Pond will be specially lit with six (6) bonfires” states Ward 3 Councilwoman Diana Palmer, who helps manage the event. “Adding to the ambiance will be music provided by DJ Peter Wilhelm to make ‘Fire & Ice’ a unique skating experience.”
“Last year, because of the mild weather, we had to postpone ‘Fire & Ice’ into March” continues Palmer. “Thankfully, the upcoming forecast looks promising, but we still have a need for volunteers to help run our event. We are required by the Glens Falls Fire Department to have one adult supervise each fire (burn barrel). If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up via SignUpGenius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AA5A92BAAF49-fire.”