Springfield Winter Carnival *Rescheduled*

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Our schedule for Feb. 4 at Crown Point Country Club (and Riverside Skating Rink) is pretty well set. Remember all activities, contests, and events are free, thanks to the generosity of our local business sponsors. Springfield Parks and Recreation, Springfield Town Library, The All-4-One and SPACE programs, and Crown Point Country Club are working together to bring you this family friendly event. Here’s the lineup, with more details on some events to follow very soon:


Friday evening, Feb. 3,


Open sliding under the lights out on the big hill from 6-9 p.m., and local music legend John Sullivan playing inside. Crown Point Pub is open 4-9 p.m. for excellent food and beverages, and free hot chocolate.


Saturday, Feb. 4,


9 a.m.- 12 p.m.Broomball Tournament at Riverside Middle School skating rink. There will be several divisions if there is enough interest. Contact Springfield Parks and Rec. for details.


Open sliding at Crown Point all day, except when contests are happening. Bring your own sleds. The Pub will be open for great food and beverage from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.


12-4 p.m. at Crown Point: In the banquet room, face painting with our own talented artist Mona Frye, and a variety of big games with the All-4-One program staff.


1 p.m.: The popular cardboard sled contest is back, and the theme is “critters.” We’ll gather at the top of the hill beyond the parking lot. Prizes include the bling, spirit, and speed awards, more info on that very soon.


2 p.m.: Marko the Magician will perform a 45 minute magic show in the banquet room, followed by a teaching session for interested young magicians.


2 p.m.: The winners of the ongoing snowman contest will be announced and prizes will be awarded. Springfield Parks and Rec. has already received some great photo entries, and you have until Feb. 3 to submit your snow creation.


3 p.m.: Downhill kayak races are back. We’ll have a couple boats on hand, or you can bring your own. Whether you participate or spectate, this is fun stuff. Prizes awarded to the top two finishers.


The banquet room will close at 4 p.m. so veteran local band Rusted Bones, co-sponsored by Arc Mechanical and Ultimate Auto Body, can set up to play from 7-10 p.m. The large bonfire will be torched off by the Springfield Fire Department as darkness falls, the sliding hill will be lit up until 10 p.m., and free hot chocolate will be available to all.

Remember, it’s all free, except the food and beverages. Stay tuned for updates, now get outside and help us out by doing your snow dances.

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