April 21 was judged to be our lakes official ice out date for 2014 by designated judges Tim Wuollet and Mike Peterson.
Three way ties in both the youth and adult Ice Out Contest (first time ever!)
Three adult entries correctly chose the 21st in this years Ice Out Contest as well as 3 youth entries. A drawing to determine the prize winners was held at the LSIA Meeting at Detour 19 on Wednesday April 23.
Adult contest Winner: Brent Lau was drawn to receive the $100 gift certificate donated by Jim Coleman, owner of the Ox Yoke Inn.
Additionally, the other two correct entrants Adam Jakubowski and Joan Yantes will each be awarded a $25 Gift card to the Ox Yoke compliments of the Spencer family.
Youth Contest Winner: Annika Reierson was drawn to receive a $50 Gift card to the retailer of her choice donated by the Spencer family. Congratulations to the other two correct youth entrants: Ryder Bemmels and Matthew Baker, who will be receiving $20 gift cards to local merchants courtesy of the Spencer family.
Thank you to everyone who entered this history making 12th Annual Ice Out Contest, remember to enter again in 2015!
1 2 3 4 Pat Maloney 5 Kirk Reierson 6 Chris Maloney 7 Anne Horn 8 Jim Buck 9 Lisa Spencer 10 Will Endsley11 Benhur Fernandes12 Carolyn Endsley, David Allen13 Jessica Freeland, Jeff Puth14 Steve Howell, Sheila Swanson15 Fran Bogema16 Mike Peterson, Clark Brown17 Mary Allen, Barb Anderson18 Karen Howell, Britta Reierson 19 Roger VanBeusekom 20 Don Yantes 21 Adam Jakubowski, Brent Lau, Joan Yantes 22 Gabe Knapton, Dale Gronberg, Pam Peterson 23 Jerry Storlien, Kyle Peterson24 Kary Fernandes, Marvin Timm 25 Aaron Klaers, Cindy Keating, Bill Anderson, Trish Bemmels 26 Kathy Storlien, Lindsey Uselding27 Marie Jakubowski28 Jeff Carlson, Jim Olson, Scott Walsh 29 Randy Klaers 30 Sarah Lau May 2014*1 Mary VanBeusekom, Joe Slavec, Wade Bemmels2 Colleen Klaers, Sylvia Walsh 3 Sarah Baker4 Craig Harter5 Joe Baker, Nate Uselding 6 Marlys Timm *all ties will be decided by drawing
2014 Ice Out Kids (age 15 and under) Contest Entries
1 2 3 Donelle Maloney 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 McKenna Allen, Jimmy Buck 12 Asher Fernandes, Sophie Bremel 13 Derek Spencer 14 Adalyn Fernandes 15 Jordan Spencer 16 Megan Rothberg 17 Will Buck18 Blake Rothberg 19 Hunter Allen20 Ryan Storlien21 Matthew Baker, Ryder Bemmels, Annika Reierson 22 Carlie Buck, Adonia Fernandes23 Ava Reierson 24 Oscar Carlson, Breckin Bemmels25 Billy Ryan 26 Zach Lau 27 Danny Ryan 28 Katherine Baker, Shauna Maloney 29 Freddie Lang 30 Barret Buck, Nadia Slavec
May 2014*1 Gigi Slavec 2 Alex Lang 3 Rilee Klaers 4 5 *all ties will be decided by drawing
PRIOR YEARS CONTEST WINNERS
YearIce Out Date 2014 April 21
2013 April 30
2012 March 18
2011 April 12 2010 March 31 2009 April 10 2008April 22 2007 March 31 2006 April 6 2005 April 6 2004 April 3 2003 April 9 2002 April 13* 2001 April 17* 2000 March 9 1999 March 30* 1998 March 31 1997 April 16 1996 April 22 1995 April 2 1994 April 9 1993 April 17 1992 April 5 1991 April 6 1990 April 1 1989 April 16 1988 April 6* 1987 March 17 1986 April 7 1985 April 11 1984 April 11 1983 April 11 1982 April 17 1981 March 25
Contest Winner Brent Lau / Ox Yoke Gift CertificateAnnika Reierson / Dick's Sporting Goods G.C.Craig Harter / Ox Yoke Inn Gift certificate
Barrett Buck / Target gift card
Clark Brown /McGarry's Gift Card Ava Reierson /All Season's Sports Gift Card Jessica Slavec / Choo Choo Gift cert. Shauna Maloney / Axels Gift Cert. Marie Jakubowski / Axel's Gift Cert. Derek Spencer /Axel's Gift Cert. Tom Mizell /Axel's Gift Cert. Julie Riley / Bielo's Gift Certificate Steve Howell / Axel's Gift Cert. Mary A. Smith / Cedar Bat house Jim Olson / Wood Duck Nest Box
2014 Official Contest rules:One entry per person (yes each [human] family member may have their own guess). Please indicate entrants who are under age 16.
The prizes for the 2014 Ice Out Contest winners are: Adult winner (16 and older) - $100 Gift Certificate to the Ox Yoke Inn courtesy of Jim Coleman. Youth winner (age 15 and under) -$50 Gift Certificate - Winners choice of retailer, courtesy of the Spencer Family and lakesarah.com.
Eligible households must be in the immediate lake Sarah area (Loretto, Independence, Greenfield, Rockford, Maple Plain).
Entries must have been received between February 19, 2014 and midnight March 9, 2014.
Entries will be posted on this webpage (see tables below) as soon as administratively possible, entrants are encouraged to check for already chosen dates and if desired to select dates that have not yet been chosen.
LSIA membership is not required.
The 2014 Official Ice Out date is defined as the day Lake Sarah is judged completely free of ice by a consensus of opinions by Mike Peterson, Tim Wuollet, & Brad Spencer.
Any ties will be decided by a drawing of correct entries.
Contest sponsored by the Spencer family & Lakesarah.com. Contest rules, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
This years (2014) prizes are:
Adult Winner - $100 Gift Certificate to theOx Yoke Inn courtesy of owner Jim Coleman! Conveniently located just south of Windsong Golf Course and just north of the Luce Line Trail on County Road 92 (click here for map). Nominated for 2013 Twin Cities Best Burger TwinCities.com. Thanks Jim!
Youth winner - $50 Gift Certificate - Winners Choice. Choose Target, Best Buy, ToysRUs, Amazon, Cabelas, you name it! Courtesy of the Spencer Family and lakesarah.com.
Historic ice out dates provided by lake neighbors Tim Wuollet, Kathy Hahn, and Mike Peterson are posted to the Ice Over / Ice Out history page to help you make your best guess. All ties will be decided by a drawing of correct entries.
HISTORIC ICE OUT DATES FOR LAKE SARAH (27-0191)
These ice out dates were compiled from years of observations by lake Sarah residents Tim Wuollet,Kathy Hahn and Mike Peterson. The definition of "Ice Out" applied here is the date upon which the lake is judged completely free of ice. Thanks to Kathy, Tim and Mike for providing their data for our use!