Newburyport Winter Carnival
Weather Cancels 2015 Winter Carnival
UPDATE Feb 6, 2015_______
The Winter Carnival originally scheduled for this Saturday at Newburyport’s Historic Bartlett Mall has been cancelled.
Officials have deemed the ice on the Frog Pond unsafe at this time.
No new date for the event has been announced.
UPDATE Feb 5, 2015________
Breaking Newburyport News!
City officials are looking for a new location to hold the annual Winter Carnival after a volunteer broke through the ice on the Frog Pond at Bartlett Mall.
The man was clearing snow with the city’s ATV when the snowplow took a dip.
Already rescheduled for Saturday, February 7 due to weather, residents are now being cautioned about ice on the Frog Pond.
“The safety of families is our first priority,” said Mayor Donna Holaday.
Officials say the snow accumulating on the pond since last week’s storm has weighed it down and compromised the ice beneath. So much so, water is seeping up around the edges and through weak spots throughout the pond.
Organizers of the Winter Carnival are now looking around for other sites, and hope to make a decision by Thursday where the event will be held.
In the meantime, stay off the ice!
UPDATE Jan 31, 2015__________________
The Newburyport Winter Carnival will be held at the Bartlett Mall this year, featuring sledding, snowboarding and ice skating on the Frog Pond.
Hosted by the Newburyport Parks Commission and Newburyport Youth Services, you’ll also enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, free hot chocolate and cookies.
A special thanks to all the event volunteers and sponsors who make each year a blast!
Now who’s signing up for the Human Dog Sled Race!
Photo Credit | BartlettMall.org
The Winter Carnival is CANCELLED until further notice.
The Frog Pong at Bartlett Mall is unsafe at this time.
Thank you to city officials, park representatives and volunteers who assisted in organizing, and communicating this important information.
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Bartlet Mall, a gorgeous historic park at the intersection of Pond and High Streets, is a great place for ice-skating, sledding, and enjoying nature. Its scenic views provide the setting for a wide variety of popular community events. There are wide walkways and a series of footpaths that border the Mall and lead to the Frog Pond. It has also become a highly photographed area by many local photographers.
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