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Ice Out Contest

Brie Stephens

Brie has always been a fan of all things associated with Lake Life living...

Brie has always been a fan of all things associated with Lake Life living...

Mar 5 2 minutes read


Do you think you can accurately guess the date and time Ice Out will be declared? Guess correctly to win amazing prizes from Kohv, Shep Brown's Boat Basin/Goodhue Boat Company and Lake Effect!

What is Ice Out?

"Ice Out" on Lake Winnipesaukee is the moment when the ice that has covered the lake since late December or early January melts enough that the M/S Mount Washington cruise ship could navigate between its ports in Alton Bay, Center Harbor, Weirs Beach, Meredith and Wolfeboro. 

Ice Out is anxiously awaited by residents and visitors since it is the traditional start of the Spring season and many Islanders regain water access to their cottages. The date has been observed and recorded for over 135 years. The setting of the exact date and time is non-scientific and is now determined by an observer in a small plane from Emerson Aviation that over the flies over the lake several times a day. While the pilot makes the ice out call, it is considered official.

How to Enter

$5 for one guess, or $20 for five guesses.

Guesses must include date and time including am/pm. Must be submitted by March 31st. 

All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Step 1: Buy your tickets by making a donation on our Make-A-Wish Page ➡️

Step 2: Submit Guesses to ➡️ [email protected]

Now the fun part... PRIZES!

🏆 1st Place: Free Day Boat Rental from Shep Brown's Boat Basin and Goodhue Boat Company!

🏆 2nd Place: Sunglasses from Kohv!

🏆 3rd Place: $25 Gift Card to Lake Effect!

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