Due to the sudden early end to winter, the Ice Out Contest was not held in 2016. Check back next year!
13th ANNUAL GUESS THE ICE-OUT DATE CONTEST
CONGRATULATIONS TO KARYN FERNANDES AND MCKENNA ALLEN !
Our 2015 Ice Out Contest winners
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. Several additional years records were discovered by Rob Zaun The definition of "Ice Out" applied here is the date upon which the lake is judged completely free of ice. Thanks to Kathy, Tim, Rob and Mike for providing their data for our use!
All ties will be decided by a drawing of correct entries.
PRIOR YEARS CONTEST WINNERS
YearIce Out Date 2016 March 15
2015 April 2
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 Karyn Fernandes / Choo Choo Gift CardMcKenna Allen / Target Gift CertificateBrent 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
2015 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 2015 Ice Out Contest winners are: Adult winner (16 and older) - $100 gift certificate to Loretto's Choo Choo Restaurant courtesy of owner Barry Andersen!Youth winner (age 15 and under) - $50 gift card to a retailer of the winners choice (Toys'r'us., Target, All Season Sports, best Buy, Amazon, etc) - 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 March 1, 2015 and midnight March 15, 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 2015 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.
2015 Ice Out Adult (16 and over) Contest Entries
1234567 89 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Benhur Fernandes 20 Don Becchetti21 22 23 Craig Harter 24 Lisa Spencer 25 Matt Den Hartigh26 Kevin Luksik, Jill Koopman27 Jeff Puth, Trish Bemmels 28 Leah Pitzenberger, Sylvia Walsh, Wade Bemmels 29 Bill Dietrick, Kirk Reierson30 Sarah Lau, Colleen Klaers, Mike Peterson 31 Sarah Baker, Scott Walsh, John Fischer
1 Mary Jorgenson, Clark Brown 2 Joe Baker, Karyn Fernandes , Randy Klaers 3 Kathy Becchetti, Joe Ullstrom, Britta Reierson 4 Ginny Cook, Ron Jorgenson, David Cheney, Don Yantes, Jessica Fischer,Cheryl Wise 5 Mark Millard, Marlys Timm6 Steve Howell, Gene Ullstrom, Mary Allen, Greg Koopman 7 Brent Lau, Dolores Ullstrom, Jerry Wise 8 Courtney Fults, Randy Patnode, Jim Buck, Joan Yantes9 Paul Klesmit, Pam Peterson, Jodi Gronberg, Dave Allen, Cindy Keating 10 Doug Campbell, Carolyn Endsley 11 Fred Lang, Dale Gronberg, Marvin Timm 12 Julie Patnode , Jim Olson, Missy Sorenson, Jen Millard 13 Bob Berens 14 Sandy Berens, Joe Slavec 15 Lynette Lang, Aaron Klaers 16 Wendy Berens. Michelle Den Hartigh 17 Mary VanBeusekom 18 Will Endsley 19 Julie Reineck 20 Karen Howell, Hannah Gronberg 21 Kathryn Storlien22 Jim Reineck 23 Jerry Storlien 24 Marie Jakubowski 25 Adam Jakubowski 26 27 28 Brian Fults 29 30 May 2015*1 2 3 4 5 6 *all ties will be decided by drawing
2015 Ice Out Kids (age 15 and under) Contest Entries