Ice Out Contest

The buoy is out on the ice! What are your predictions for when the ice will “go out” of Sister Bay?
In 2013, the Ice Out raft started floating at 10:12 a.m. on Friday, April 26 . When do you think it will float this year?

What is the “Ice Out” Contest, you ask? Businesses around northern Door host a voting box – where voters fill out a slip of paper with their name, phone number and the date and time of day they believe the ice will “go out” of the bay in the early spring. A winner is chosen from each host business and that person will receive the prize donated by that host business.

For 2014, these businesses are offering prizes to the person who guesses the date and time of day closest to when the official Ice Out raft marks the ice leaving the bay.
A winner will be chosen from each business’ box:

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant – $25 gift certificate
Bay Shore Outfitters
– 2 hour kayak rental
Bhirdo’s Shell
– $25 gas card
Ecology Sports ­–
Outdoor Goodies
Husby’s Food & Spirits
– 2 Large specialty pizzas
JJ’s La Puerta –
$25 gift card
Kellstrom-Ray Agency ­-
$20 cash
Lamperts Yard Inc
. – Weather Emergency Radio/Flashlight/Charger
Northern Door Communications ­–
Weather radio
On Deck Clothing Company
– $30 gift card
Paper Work Plus
– Scrapbook and mini Project Life Kit
Peninsula Music Festival
– $30 gift certificate
Sister Bay Automotive
– Free oil change
Sister Bay Bowl
– $25 gift card
Top Shelf Café & Gourmet –
Bottle of wine
Village Clothier –
$25 gift card
Yacht Works –
Stars & Stripes condiment serving set

Past Ice Out winning dates:
1943– April 22
1944– April 15
1945– March 26
1946– March 17
1947– April 21
1948– April 10
1949– March 31
1950– April 25
1951– April 12
1952– April 20
1953– April 3
1954– April 12
1955– April 12
1956– April 20
1957– April 4
1958– April 6
1959– April 22
1960– April 16
1961– April 15
1962– April 20
1963– April 7
1964– April 13
1965– April 23
1966– March 23
1967– April 5
1968– April 3
1969– April 13
1970– April 13
1971– April 18
1972– May 2
1973– March 30
1974– April 17
1975– April 27
1976– April 14
1977– April 18
1978– April 25
1979– April 25
1980– April 8
1981– March 31
1982– April 20
1983– March 29
1984– April 13
1985– March 31
1986– April 5
1987– April 1
1988– April 12
1989– April 7
1990– April 9
1992– April 21
1993– April 19
1994– April 16
1995– April 10
1996– April 30
1997– April 25
1998– March 30
1999– March 31
2000– March 20
2001– April 9
2002 – No Contest
2011– April 9
2012 – March 17
2013 – April 26

The 76th Ice Out Contest is sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association and the Door County Advocate.

Peninsula Music Festival: $30 gift certificate

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