Snow is falling in Saratoga Springs, but that’s not the only thing happening in the area. A popular ice bar is coming back for three weekends, live harness racing is set to begin, and there is more to know below.
Note: Upcoming events may be postponed or canceled due to the weather. Be sure to check the event organizer’s website for updates before leaving.
Get Frosty at an Ice Bar & Find Upcoming Events
The Mill on Round Lake’s annual Fire & Ice Bar returns this weekend, February 4-5, and the event will once again feature the longest ice bar in the Capital Region. Stop by for specialty cocktails, ice glass shots, hot drinks, ice sculpture shuffleboards and corn hole, and more. This is the first of three weekends in February that the Fire & Ice Bar will be open – don’t miss out!
Looking for other upcoming events? Check out these highlights from the events calendar:
- Winter Farmers’ Market: February 5
- Love Our Locals Pub Night @ The Winery: February 5
- 25th Annual John J. Lant Memorial Blood Drive: February 5
- Snowshoe Adventures with Goats: February 5
- Big Sky Country at Vapor: February 5
- Saratoga Clay Arts Center 10th Annual Members Exhibition: February 5 – March 5
- 3rd Annual Ice Cream for Breakfast: February 6
See the full Saratoga events calendar >>
A Harness Racing Announcement & 2 More Newsy Updates
And They’re Off! Live Harness Racing Is Back for Another Thrilling Season
The 81st season of live harness racing at Saratoga Casino Hotel is scheduled to begin this Saturday, February 5. When the track is open, fans can watch the races outside at the rail, in the lower clubhouse, in the Grandstand, or while dining at Lucky Joe’s. Guests can also watch and wager on live horse racing from tracks around the country in Saratoga Casino Hotel’s mezzanine or their new SaratogaBets Simulcast Center. Visit their website to see the racing calendar and latest updates.
Eat Out and Support Local Restaurants Later This Month
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the Saratoga County Restaurant Week: Save Our Locals Edition will be held in a few weeks on February 17-24. Participating restaurants have created a unique prix fixe menu for the event and will have dine-in and/or takeout options available, so everyone can enjoy some delicious food.
In addition, from February 17-24, you can submit a photo of your receipt to “email@example.com” for a chance to win a local restaurant gift card. Winners will be notified by email once Restaurant Week has ended.
Experience the Ultimate Strength Training Workout at Metabolic Ballston Spa
On Thursday, February 3, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Metabolic Ballston Spa. Metabolic is a New York-based group strength training program with locations across the state, including Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Colonie, and Liverpool. The company’s new Ballston Spa fitness center is located at 15 Trieble Avenue, and 36 spots are available in each class. Check out Metabolic’s website for full details.