The Long Lake NY Parks and Recreation Department has announced it is the recipient of a two-year, $70,000 grant to support the Adirondack Local Culture Program, a seasonal youth program combining youth mentoring opportunities with the great outdoors at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in the Town of Long Lake, N.Y. This program is funded with the support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention and will be administrated through the National Recreation and Park Association and the Town of Long Lake.

The Adirondack Local Culture program combines outdoor recreation activities with indoor games, crafts and activities on Mondays and Thursdays through the winter and spring season in conjunction with Long Lake Central School’s After School Program. On Sunday’s programming expands to include community members and families. Mt. Sabattis will be open for sledding and skating and outdoor recreation to everyone during programming hours. Each youth program is sponsored by a local non-profit, local business, or a featured individual. Youth will have the opportunity to learn about the local community and engage with peers in a safe fun welcoming park environment.

Local organizations and volunteers will be invited to provide mentorship by engaging youth with presentations and activities focusing on local Adirondack culture. Organizations in the community signed on to participate include the Long Lake Lions Club, the Long Lake Historical Society, Friends of the Long Lake Library, Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, and more to be announced. This mentoring youth program takes place on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Sunday’s. The Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena building and rink, and sledding hill will continue to be open to the public during program hours.

The Youth Mentoring Framework has been developed to help local park and recreation agencies craft their own unique, individualized mentoring programs.

For Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena ice conditions call 518-624-3031

Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena Schedule

Monday’s 2 p.m. – 7 p.m
Tuesday and Wednesday Closed
Thursday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m
Friday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 6 p.m – 10 p.m.
Saturday 12p.m. – 5 p.m; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 12p.m. – 7 p.m

Mt. Sabattis will be open February 16th – 25th for extended hours and will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday that week.

For more information visit:

Long Lake Attendant/Educator/Grant Writer: Rebecca Stoner LaFountain
Long Lake Ice Rink Attendant: Matt Waligora
Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism: Alexandra Roalsvig
Long Lake Town Supervisor: Clay J. Aresenault