The first Ice Palace was built as part of Winter Carnival in 1898.
Malone Palladium, Thursday, January 17, 1907
M. C. MEAGHER, of Saranac Lake, has been given the "contract to erect the ice palace for the carnival to be held in that village Jan. 29-31. The palace is to be an elaborate affair, 135 feet in length, with a main tower 60 feet in heighth. Two other smaller towers are to be erected and the walls of the palace will be about 30 feet in height. It will be lighted throughout by electricity. The carnival, it is claimed, will be the finest ever held at Saranac Lake.
Figure Skaters at Pontiac Rink
Building the Ice Palace
Cutting the blocks (undated) February, 1978 Ice Palace construction, Mayor Charlie Keough, architect
2013-02-27 10:36:39 wow i like the old ice castles better than the ones now they were better in the olden times —188.8.131.52