LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service is currently selling tickets for its 22nd annual Ice Out Benefit.
The criteria for Mirror Lake is "lake substantially open, from shore to shore, from village to the Boathouse, maybe some in end bays."
Records for the Ice Out on Mirror Lake were originally kept by F.B.Giles in 1903 and are the longest records of ice breaking in New York state. Previously town and village historian Mary MacKenzie and now Chris Beattie send the date to State University of New York in Buffalo where a professor conducts studies in climatic changes.
The range for Mirror Lake is March 23 in 2012 to May 13 in 1971 and the ice meisters are Jenn Holderied and Jack Irvin.
For Lake Placid, the criteria is "navigate around the lake and through the straights." Lake Placid records date back to 1919 and are kept at the Lake Placid Marina.
The range for Lake Placid is March 26,2013 to May 16th in 1972. The ice meisters for Lake Placid lake are Brian Bliss and Marty and Mary Shubert.
Tickets cost $5 each and are available at various locations around town, including the town hall, Lake Placid Visitors Bureau, the ambulance station at 388 Mill Pond Dr., the Lake Placid News office and from ambulance members. They maybe mailed in to LPVAS, P.O. Box 107, Lake Placid, NY 12946 by April 1. There will be five winners per lake.
This years proceeds will go toward funding construction of siding on the new addition.