2009 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family

King Boreas Rex LXXIII - Christopher Schneeman
Queen of the Snows - Sarah Schweich

Prime Minister - Pat Grams

Prince of the North Wind - Ron Bozich
Princess of the North Wind - Ashley Rutledge

Prince of the East Wind - Chris Rucks
Princess of the East Wind - Megan Andryski

Prince of the West Wind - Jeff Amland
Princess of the West Wind - Emily Pearson

Prince of the South Wind - Chris Danielson
Princess of the South Wind - Kelly Karwoski

Captain of the King's Guard - Cory Peterson
Sergeant of the King's Guard - Rick Sobaszkiewicz
King's Guards - Dennis Rondeau and Fred Huerta
Klondike Kate -
Darci Strutt

King Boreas Rex LXXIII Christopher Schneeman and
2009 Queen of the Snow Sarah Schweich!

See 2009 Coronation Pictures!

HD video of Darci Strutt being chosen as the 2009 Klondike Kate

HD video of the 2009 Ice carving

8 minute video * POV of the Royal Guards and the 2009 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family.
Taken June 19, 2009 in White Bear Lake at the Manitou Days Parade. 

HD video of the 2009 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Queen of the Snow "Sarah Schweich"
having her likeness carved out of ice.







Queens Fashion Show
Jan. 17, 2009 

See Pictures


Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
David Larson

Receives the Sal LaBaido Award
for outstanding volunteerism


2009 Queens Tea
The Former Queens Association
get together one a year to meet the new candidates
and share memories.

21 Queen of the Snows.

The Candidates for the
2009 Queen of the Snow and the four wind princesses

Spent the day visiting schools and Senior Homes on Jan. 14, 2009.

Performing a winter carnival skit, they also
sung songs. During the 10 days of carnival the Royal Family
makes over 100 visits to entertain people of all ages.
The Royal Family is not done after the 10 days of the winter carnival,
they will make another 200 appearances throughout the year.
All as volunteers.

2009 Past Princesses Association Luncheon
Members of the PPA host a luncheon
every year to welcome the 4 outgoing Princesses


Darci Strutt
2009 Klondike Kate

2009 Klondike Kate Contest Pictures
Check back for HD Video coming soon! 

We would like to welcome
Beth Pinkeny as the New
New President/CEO of the SPFHF
Press Release Oct. 1, 2009
The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation is the proud producer of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Pinkeny will be responsible for the general management of the Foundation including annual budget development, creating new and retaining existing fund and sponsorship development, year-round fundraising initiatives, as well as managing and supervising the Foundation staff and its volunteer structure.

Pinkney most recently served a three-year term as Championship Director for the USGA’s 2008 Women’s US Open. Prior to that, she was an account executive in the Professional Sporting Division at Prom Management Group and also worked on the U.S. Senior Open Championships in 1997 and 1999.

A native of Hoyt Lakes in the Iron Range, Pinkney --- a graduate of the University of Minnesota --- has lived in the Twin Cities area for 20 years. She now resides in the St. Paul suburb of Woodbury.

“I am excited to be part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival,” said Pinkney. “In years past, I have become a fan of the parades, snow sculptures and ice carving contests. I am a strong believer in the Winter Carnival’s rich tradition and history of family fun.”



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