Auburn’s Winter Festival is a celebration of everything winter. After all, it is the longest of our three seasons here in Maine, so why not get out and enjoy it?

Winter Festival events and activities take place at various locations. Please refer to the notes in this schedule so you know where your activity is taking place.

For more information on any of these events, go to www.auburnmaine.gov or call 207-333-6600.

Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Friday, January 24, 2014

All Day … CMCC

Snow Playground — This playground will be created at Central Maine Community College and will be available during daylight hours for children to come and play in. Contact Auburn Recreation 333-6601

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. … APL

Winter stories and crafts — Come and listen to stories and make a handmade craft to take home, for tweens and teens. Contact the Auburn Public Library 333-6601 X 3

3 – 5 p.m. … APL

Snowman Making — Come craft a snowman on the front lawn of the Library! Contact Mamie at the Auburn Public Library 333-6640 X 6

4 – 9 p.m. …Walton School

Winter Classic 3-on-3 Pond Hockey (Pending teams) — Twin City Titans Fundraiser; Pre-registration is required. A hot dog vendor (Double DZ) will be on site for your munching pleasure! Contact Scott Bussiere 240-6172 or tctitanshockey.com

5 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Bonfire & kiddy sledding — Bring the kids to Lost Valley to enjoy the bonfire and sledding! Contact Connie at Lost Valley – 784-1561

5 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Snowmobile rides provided by snowmobile clubs — Snowmobile rides lasting about 10 minutes will be offered at Lost Valley by the local snowmobile clubs. Helmets provided. Get outside, get some fresh air and enjoy a ride! Contact Larry Cogel 782-0646

5 – 8 p.m. …Lost Valley

Hot chocolate & SMORES $1 each by L/A Optimist Club — Hey kids! warm up your insides with a great cup of hot chocolate and a delicious SMORE and bring back a summer campfire favorite. Contact George Matthews 783-5269

4 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

$15 lift tickets — Lift tickets will be offered by Lost Valley for the reduced price of $15 for 4-8 p.m. skiing! Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

7 – 11 p.m. …LV Brookside

“Under the Covers” band — Listen to the music of the “Under the Covers” band and get your groove on in the Brookside Lounge! Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

Saturday, January 25, 2014

All Day … CMCC

Snow Playground — This playground will be created at Central Maine Community College and will be available during daylight hours for children to come and play in reinforced snow forts. Join the fun! This is a free event. Contact Auburn Recreation 333-6601

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Walton School

Winter Classic 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Tournament continues — Watch the competition as the 3-on-3 pond hockey tournament takes place at Walton School. Cheer your favorites to victory! Double DZ will be on site for your dining/snacking pleasure. Contact Scott Bussiere 240-6172

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Lost Valley

Otto Memorial Middle School Race — Ski race for middle school students registered in the Maine Junior League. Contact Jodd Bowles 576-0224

3:30 – 6 p.m. … Walton School

Public Skating FREE! — Double DZ will be on site with hot dogs and other great food during the public skating period. Contact Jason Pawlina – 576-1600

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Lost Valley

Ice sculpture creations — The ice sculptures are a must-see. Take the time to view these awesome creations in ice. They are created for your viewing enjoyment!

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. … Lost Valley

$25 lift tickets and $25 rentals – Reduced lift tickets at Lost Valley. Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

10 a.m. … Mt. Apatite

Snowshoeing at Mt. Apatite – Led by Androscoggin Land Trust — Get outside and enjoy the fresh air at Mt. Apatite. Entrance on Small Road in Auburn. Bring your own snowshoes. Limited snowshoes available for both children and adults, please call to reserve. All participants will receive a free, complimentary LA Trails Map & Guide. Contact Kathy Young 782-2302, 699-6468

11 a.m. … Lost Valley

Perkins Ridge snowmobile ride to Lost Valley, brunch — Got a snowmobile? This ride will take you from Perkins Ridge to Lost Valley in convoy fashion. A brunch will follow at 11 a.m. Contact Larry Cogel 782-0646

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. … PAL Center

Ice skating and “warming hut” — Come enjoy an afternoon of skating and hot cocoa at the PAL Center, located at 24 Chestnut Street. Contact Liz Allen, 333-6650 X 2041

1 – 3 p.m. … APL

Free family movie — Monsters University. Contact APL 333-6601 X 3

1 – 3 p.m. … Lost Valley

Rail Jam for skier & riders. Registration at noon. Contact Connie at Lost Valley 784-1561

1 p.m. … Lost Valley

Children’s Snow Obstacle Course — Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

2 p.m. … Lost Valley

Shovel rides — Free Event! Bring a shovel and slide down the hill on it. Lots of laughs and tons of fun! Contact Connie at Lost Valley 784-1561

2 p.m. … Foss Mansion

Bunco Game Day! — The Women’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County will host an afternoon of bunco at the Foss Mansion at 19 Elm Street. $5 donation at the door gains admission. Light snacks and prizes will be provided. A book sale will also take place, $1 each. All donations help WLU maintain the Foss house and provide scholarships to local students. Reservations are required. Contact Denise at WLU, 753-0931 or [email protected]

2:30 p.m. … Lost Valley

Cardboard box sliding FREE! — Bring a decorated cardboard box instead of a sled and have a ball! Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

4 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Teen night — $15 lift tickets, $15 rentals – Everyone pays teen price! Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

5 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Bonfire & Kiddie Sledding — Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561

5 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Hot Chocolate & SMORES $1 each by L/A Optimists. Contact George Matthews at 783-5269

5 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Snowmobile rides provided by snowmobile clubs — Snowmobile rides lasting about 10 minutes will be offered at Lost Valley by the local snowmobile clubs. Helmets provided. Get outside, get some fresh air and enjoy a ride! Contact Larry Cogel at 782-0646

7 – 11 p.m. … LV Brookside

“Under the Covers” band — Listen to the music of “Under the Covers” band and get your groove on in the Brookside Lounge! Contact Connie at Lost Valley 784-1561

8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Torchlight Parade — You have to see this beautiful parade of skiers & snowboarders holding torches, skiing & riding downhill in unison. It is breath-taking! Contact Connie at Lost Valley 784-1561

Sunday, January 26, 2014

All Day … CMCC

Snow Playground — This playground will be created at Central Maine Community College and will be available during daylight hours for children to come and play in the pre-constructed snow forts. Contact Auburn Recreation 333-6601

1 p.m. – dark … Walton School

Public Skating. FREE! — Get those skates out of the mothballs and bring them to Walton School for some free skating, fresh air and exercise! Contact Jason Pawlina at 576-1600

9 a.m. – noon … Walton School

Winter Classic 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Finals, if needed. Pre-registration required. Twin City Titans Fundraiser. Contact Scott Bussiere 240-6172

11 a.m. … Lost Valley

Paintball Biathlon – Contact Connie at Lost Valley at 784-1561. Coordinator: Ben White – Bart Race Timing 617-835-0391

11 a.m. … PAL Center

Ice skating and “warming hut” — Come enjoy an afternoon of skating and hot cocoa at the PAL Center, located at 24 Chestnut Street. Contact Liz Allen, 333-6650 X 2041

1 p.m. … Lost Valley

Maine Ski Challenge — This is a slalom race for skiers and riders open to the public. $4 registration with purchase of lift ticket. Contact Connie at Lost Valley 784-1561

2 – 4 p.m. … Norway Savings Bank Arena

Public Skating $5 admission, $5 skate rentals — Come and see the brand spanking-new Norway Savings Bank Arena on Turner Street and glide along on the new ice surface! Contact Josh MacDonald 333-6601 X 2120 or 404-0563

2 – 7 p.m. … LACC

Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Rink Skating & Snowmobling — Local trails sponsored by Lake Auburn Community Center. There will be a warming fire, coffee and hot chocolate available at 115 N. Auburn Road. Contact Jason Pawlina 576-1600

3 p.m. … Schooner Estates

Larry Gowell concert performance – Echo’s of Sinatra. Contact Mark Prevost 513-5055 or  784-2900

4 – 8 p.m. … Lost Valley

Ski Free! – Free lift tickets — sponsored by L-A Harley and Emerson Toyota. Contact Connie at Lost Valley 784-1561

Festival Sponsors

GOLD

City of Auburn

Federal Distributors

Gleason Media Services

Jeff Soifer Illustration & Design

Lewiston Auburn Magazine

Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort

SILVER

Camden National Bank

Hilton Garden Inn – Auburn Riverwatch

Sign Shack of Maine

BRONZE

Dead River Company

Le Passe Temps Club

Linnell, Choate & Webber

Shaw’s Supermarket

Event Locations

Most events will take place at either Lost Valley Ski Area (LV) or at Walton Field.

Directions to other event locations can be found at www.auburnmaine.gov.

Lost Valley (LV): From the Auburn Mall, go through the traffic light at the intersection of Turner St. and Mount Auburn Ave. Wal-Mart and B.J.’s to the left. Continue straight for approximately 2.5 miles. The Lost Valley entrance is on the right.

From Minot Avenue, take Hotel Road and continue for approximately 3 miles to the intersection of Hotel Rd. and Young’s Corner Rd. Take a left onto Young’s Corner Road. The Lost Valley Access Rd. is on the right.

Walton Field: Follow South Main Street into New Auburn and continue up the hill. Turn left onto 7th Street, and follow to the end of the road. Walton School is on the left as you approach the end of the road.

Mt. Apatite: From Rt. 4 coming into Auburn on Center Street, bear right onto Union Street bypass and stay on Route 11, turn right onto Hatch Road, turn right on to Small Road.

From Exit 75 – Auburn, turn right onto Washington Street South, turn right onto Kittyhawk, turn right onto Hotel, bear left to stay on Hotel Road to Minot Avenue, turn left on Minot Avenue (Route 11), turn right onto Hatch Road, turn right on to Small Road.

For more information about events, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor, please call Auburn Recreation at 333-6600 or visit www.auburnmaine.gov.


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