OLD FORGE, NY-- There's two more reasons to celebrate this year's Winter Carnival in Old Forge, and they just happen to fit in perfectly with this year's theme-- An Olympic Weekend.
Remsen native Erin Hamlin is making her fourth trip to the Olympics. Hamlin won a bronze medal in Sochi, becoming the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic singles luge medal. Maddie Phaneuf, of Old Forge, is a first time Olympian competing in biathlon, which consists of cross country skiing and rifle shooting. This year's theme for the annual Winter Carnival in Old Forge coincides with Hamlin and Phaneuf representing the USA in 2018 Winter Olympics.
"Where you go in Old Forge, especially when you land up here at McCauley everybody should get ready for a huge, huge weekend of excitement," said Mike Farmer, Town of Webb tourism director. "Not only to kick off our winter carnival, but by town proclamation that is Maddie's 'Phan Days' and coincides with the Olympics the opening of the Olympics."
The winter carnival kicks off on Friday with $12 lift deals and plenty of activities. Some of the highlights include an Olympic parade, torchlight skiing, a scavenger hunt, a cardboard sled race and a snow sculpture contest.
For more information and for the schedule of events visit : https://www.adirondack.net
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