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Winterfest returns to Scarborough

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Winterfest returns to Scarborough

SCARBOROUGH — From snow sculpting to wagon rides, Winterfest is set to return to town Saturday, Jan. 20.

Sponsored by Scarborough Community Services, the 24th annual free-admission festival will be held on the Scarborough High School athletic fields and adjacent outdoor ice rinks. The festival begins with the lighting of a bonfire at noon.

Events for all ages are scheduled, including competitions such as slalom, backwards, and speed skating for points to determine the festival king, queen and royal family.

A snow-sculpting contest features three classes for entrants: family, 12 and younger, and 13 and older. Frosty the Snowman will visit at the ice rink closest to Wentworth Intermediate School.

Other games include milk jug curling at 12:30 p.m., navigating an icy obstacle course on the lower ice rink at 4:15 p.m., and a Score-O competition at 2 p.m. on the upper rink.

Younger children are invited to take part in an ice cube/candy cane hunt at 1:45 p.m. on the playground at Wentworth Intermediate School. Families can also enjoy wagon rides from 12:30-3:30 p.m., and refreshments will be available throughout the festival.

The festival concludes with a fireworks display at 5 p.m. and crowning the festival king, queen and royal family at 5:20 p.m.

The make-up date for Winterfest is Sunday, Jan. 20. In the event of inclement weather, updates will be available by calling 730-4150 or 883-7645 or by listening to local radio stations.

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.