With temperatures hovering around a brisk -4 degrees it was a record setting low for the Long Lake Winter Carnival. The temps hovered -4 degrees all day long with a real feel of -17 for the start of the day. The Long Lake 20th Annual Winter Carnival saw an expansive turn out with new visitors, second homeowners and local residents flocking to the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center for the outdoor event. 
Events kicked off with the coronation of the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club Royal Family with King and Queen, Jazmin and Dylan Roche and their 14 month old son, Wesley, hailing from Long Lake, NY and Syracuse. Stan Kolonko of Ice Farm outside of Syracuse, NY installed 14 ice carvings including 11 merchant carvings at Mt. Sabattis and the Long Lake Bears at the Long Lake Town Beach and a carving installed adjacent to the Raquette Lake Tap Room for Raquette Lake.
The day ended with a bonfire and fireworks and the Long Lake Little Bus was on site all day to provide additional space for warm up and free transportation after dark.
Volunteer judges on scene included Amber Wamback, Lillian Dechene, and Brian Penrose. Special thanks to Rick Paula and Andrea Inserra for being on judge standbye!
2022 Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club King and Queen & Crown Prince
Dylan, Jazmin and Wesley Roche
Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1st Prudence Dechene 52’
2nd Kate Simmons 49’ 1”
3rd – Tied – Hillarie Logan-Dechene and Lillian Dechene– 48’ 3”
Men’s Feats of Strength
1st Ron Johnson 30’ 9”
2nd  Russ Balsam-Cook 30’ 2”
3rd Hudson Gereau 28’ 5”
Winter Fashion Contest
1st 80’s Ladies – Carla George and Friends
2nd One Eyed Purple People Eaters, Kami Farr and Kristen Delehanty
3rd The Long Lake Bears – Bonnie and Lindsay Rubenstein
Cardboard Sled Races
12 & Under
1st Quinn Giordano & Charlie Seaman
2nd Evie Lawyer
3rd Morgan Delehanty
13-17 ** Corrected on 1/19/2022
1st Griffin and Declan Farr 
2nd Long Lake Central School – Kool Bus
3rd Henry Richards
1st Kami Farr and Kristen Delehanty
2nd Hudson Gereau
The Golden Brick for Best Cardboard Sled Crash – Patt and Donna Miner
Best in Show –
1st Pat and Donna Miner
2nd Long Lake Central School – Kool Bus
3rd Henry Richards
Business and Event Sponsors
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
ADK Trading Post
Another Paradise Cove
Chipman Woodworks
Donnelly’s Sunset Point
Hoss’s Country Corner
Howe May We Help You, LLC
Life Power Chiropractic
Long Lake Rescue Squad
Long View Lodge
Roalsvig Law
Shamrock Motel and Cottages
Tokarz Excavating
The Town of Long Lake
Wide River Antiques
1222 LLC