Brew-ski, Fire & Ice Golf Tourney same afternoon, same place this month

Tupper Lake and area residents looking for a great afternoon in the outdoors need to pencil in Saturday, February 25 as the date of a new combined event this year.
That afternoon the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its popular Brew-ski- an opportunity to strap on those cross-country skis or snowshoes and taste different kinds of craft beer along a scenic and well-groomed ski course at the Tupper Lake Golf Course.
Six brewers have signed up to share their specialty products at stations along the course: Raquette River Brewing and Big Tupper Brewing, both from Tupper Lake, Great Adirondack Brewing, Township 7 Brewing Company, Valcour Brewing and Adirondack Brewing.
The event will run from 1p.m. to 4p.m. and participants of all ages are welcome, chamber officials say.  Anyone who wishes to sample any of the beer products must be 21 years of age and possess an acceptable proof of age.  There will be a charge for sampling.
The chamber sponsors are also planning a three-person snowshoe relay race at 2:30p.m.
The popular Lions and Rotary Fire and Ice snow golf tournament has been moved from the park to the golf course this year, and the Lions are handling it alone for the first time.
The Lions Club members are promising a challenging course at the golf course that Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the driving range along the No. 4 fairway.  John Gillis and his trail grooming team have offered their assistance to manicure the five-hole course.
Colorful tennis balls will again be the choice of ball for participants, as in the past five or six years the event has been run.
Sign-up of teams will be in the pro-shop building Saturday morning.
The event begins at noon and there will be an awards ceremony about 4p.m. at Lakeview Lanes, where the best snow golfers will have their time for bragging rights.
The Lions will also have two cook shacks on site where warm food will be served, in addition to 50-50 tickets.