Mendota Freeze Contest
Begins Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Central Time
Every winter, the Mendota Freeze Contest calls attention to the year-round importance of our lakes on our local quality of life. The FIRST person to correctly guess the official “ice-on” date for Lake Mendota will win a $1,000 gift card to shop at Lands’ End!
Only one guess per individual. Multiple entries will be automatically disqualified. Official rules and regulations can be found here.
Before you make your guess:
- For insight into the Wisconsin State Climatology Office, which declares the lakes frozen each year, read “A view from above: Our visit to the Wisconsin State Climatology Office”
- For statistics about determining the freeze date and the Madison ice record, see History of freezing and thawing of Lake Mendota and Madison lakes ice summary
- To test your knowledge of our lakes in the winter, take the frozen lakes quiz
- Read more about the 2017 freeze declaration.