St. Albans Recreation

Winter Carnival Activities

The 8th Annual St. Albans Winter is a fantastic weekend of outdoor fun with games, contests, fireworks, races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family. Events take place Saturday afternoon in Taylor Park in the heart of downtown St. Albans culminating in a beautiful winter fireworks display on Saturday evening. The ACE Duct Tape Derby, Elks BBQ, sliding, skating, 1st Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl and other activities take place at Hard'ack on Sunday afternoon.  More activities and events will be added to the schedule as details become finalized.   

St. Albans Recreation 8th Annual Winter Carnival
February 27th & 28, 2016

  Saturday, February 27 – All Events take place in Taylor Park – Downtown St. Albans

1:00pm-4:00pm – Kids activities & games in Taylor Park Snowpainting, Games, Race, Sledding on Snow hill, tunnels, Family Snowman Contest, Obstacle Course and more FUN!
1:00pm – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – FREE!
Dusk (6:00-6:30ish) FIREWORKS IN TAYLOR PARK! Join us at a new time and location to take in the fireworks!

Sunday, February 28 – All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area
Family Nature Walk - Time TBA
12:00 – 2:00pm noon Open sledding & skating at Hard’ack – FREE!
12:00noon - Start of 1st Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl!
12:00pm  Family BBQ sponsored by the Elks – FREE!
1:00pm - SnowShoe Trek with Lil Bowler - FREE - new snowshoes?  We'll have some for you to use! Call ahead to reserve.
2:00 ACE Duct Tape Derby (Registration begins at 12:30pm. At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels for the judges to get a close look at design and costuming.  $10 per sled (St. Albans City residents, $13 non-residents) registration fee
Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details at

 Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:

 Heald Funeral Home ~ Cold Hollow Photography ~ People’s Trust Company~

Mimmo’s Restaurant ~ Classic Imprints ~ Clarence Brown ~ Dickinson Branon Dental~

Jaz Entertainmen t~ Kevin Smith Sports ~ St. Albans Elks Club
St. Albans Historical Museum ~ Evelyne's on Center

 Pettinelli & Associates ~ ACE Hardware~

Farrell Distributing ~ St. Albans Glass ~ Mylan ~ AN Deringer

Champlain Orthodontics ~ Twiggs ~ NMC Walk-in Clinics
Cross Consulting Engineering ~ New England Federal Credit Union
The Joe Malboeuf Family

 For more info: or or 524-1500 x266

8th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnival
  • Events include:
  • Kids & Family Activities in Taylor Park
  • ACE Duct Tape Downhill Derby
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides in Taylor Park
  • Obstacle Course at Taylor Park
  • Family Snowman Contest in Taylor Park
  • 1st Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl at Hard'ack
  • And More!

Winter Carnival
  • Registration is required for Duct Tape Downhill Derby. Detailed rules and information forms can be downloaded below.
  • All events are weather/snow dependant. Schedule, events and activities subject to change.

Additional Forms and Files:

Register Code Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Location Fees
No Registration Required   ACE Duct Tape Derby Registration -Kids 8th grade and under  N/A  Sun  02/28/2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hard’ack Recreation Area - Ski/Snowboard Hill $10.00 R, $13.00 NR
  Both riders are 8th grade and younger
Please Login to Register   ACE Duct Tape Derby Registration -Grades 9 thru Adult  N/A  N/A  Sun  02/28/2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hard'ack Hill $10.00 R, $13.00 NR
  At least one rider is 9th grade and up (older kids, parent & child)
Please Login to Register   Flag Football Snowbowl - Yes! I'll be there - get me on a team!  18 and up  N/A  Sun  02/28/2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hard’ack Recreation Area $0.00 R, $0.00 NR
Please Login to Register   Flag Football Snowbowl - Yes! I'll be there and I'm bringing a team!  18 and up  N/A    02/28/2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hard’ack Recreation Area $0.00 R, $0.00 NR

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