Meanwhile, there will be a puck-shooting contest (bring your own skates, but a stick will be provided) and a crazy game of broomball (skates are not required for this activity, and brooms will be provided), plus snowboarding lessons – all offered free of charge. Kids can bring their own saucers, sleds and tubes for some great downhill whooshing, and the whole family can enjoy free s’mores while hovering around an open fire during the last hour of the Carnival. You can bring your own marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars, in case the kids get the munchies for s’mores earlier, and other snacks and drinks will also be available free of charge throughout the afternoon.
Chuck Bordino, director of Parks and Recreation, says that a bigger crowd is anticipated this year. And he adds, “We’re not going to run out of snow anytime soon.”
As long as winter lasts and conditions are safe, the Moriello Ice Rink will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4 until 7:30 p.m. Open Hockey runs from 9 until 11 a.m., and again in the evenings from 7:30 until 9 p.m. The rink is located in Moriello Park on Mulberry Street, off North Chestnut Street behind Stewart’s. Helmets are strongly suggested for kids! Please call (845) 255-2512 or visit www.townofnewpaltz.org for updates or cancellations.