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About the 2017 ICE-OUT Contest
(10th Annual Contest)
All Proceeds to Benefit
Webster Fire and Rescue,
The Reconcilation House of Webster,
and The Webster Lake Association.

What is the ICE-OUT contest?
ICE-OUT Einstein is a mannequin dressed to look like Einstein. He will be sitting on the ice on a chair that is attached to a forty pound weight.
In the ICE-OUT contest, people make their best guess as to when the ice will melt enough for Einstein, the weight, and the chair to drop through the ice in order to trigger a timing mechanism.
Where will ICE-OUT Einstein be located?
ICE-OUT Einstein will make himself comfortable in the middle of Lakeview Marine Cove. Susan York of Lakeview Marine will provide a Web Cam for live viewing. See blue "ICE-OUT EINSTEIN LIVE WEBCAM" link at left.
Is it easy to play?
Yes, it is.
For each entry, you predict the Month, Day, Hour and Minute that you think the ice will melt enough for Einstein to trigger the timing mechanism.
Then submit your predictions, your payment, and contact information (See next section).
Midnight, February 18th, 2017 is the Deadline for entry submission.
How do I submit entries?
Entries are $5.00 each.
You may play with Printed Tickets or Online.
1. To begin, each WLA member will receive 5 tickets in the mail.
In addition, anyone can get tickets from a ticket outlet:
Point Breeze Restaurant, 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster
Lakeview Marine, 311 Thompson Road, Webster
Pro Automotive, 199 Oxford Avenue, Dudley.
2. Complete one ticket for each entry.
Fill in your contact information and
your prediction (Month, Day, Hour and Minute).
3. Send Ticket(s), along with payment, to:
P.O. Box 66
Webster, MA 01570.
4. You may send as many as 100 predictions.
When you play Online,
you may pay with a credit or debit card (as a guest of Paypal)
as a Paypal member.
Click here for detailed Online instructions.
When does the contest begin and end?
Einstein will be placed on the ice on February 11 (or when the cove is frozen enough to support him).
Entries must be submitted no later than Midnight, Thursday, February 18, 2017.
The contest begins on February 19, just after midnight, (when ticket sales close) and runs until Einstein falls through the ice sometime after that.
How will the winner be determined?
The winning time is when the ice in Lakeview Marine Cove melts enough so that the weighted mannequin trips the timer.
The winners will be those whose guesses are the closest to the exact Month, Date, Hour and Minute of the winning time (either before or after).
In the unlikely event of a tie, the prizes will be split. For example, if there is a tie between 1st and 2nd places, each winner will receive $1500 (($2000 + $1000) / 2).
If for some reason Mother Nature does not cooperate, or in case of an unforeseen malfunction, winners will be determined by a Drawing sometime after the close of ticket sales on February 18, 2017.
Who can play?
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the contest.
What are recent winning dates and times?
2016: February 25th at 10:20am
2015: April 7th at 5:09pm
2014: March 30th at 8:28pm
2013: March 25th at 12:42pm
2012: No Ice - Winner determined by a Drawing.
2011: March 25th at 3:27pm
2010: March 10th at 2:34pm
How many winners and what are the prizes?
1st Place - $2,000, 2nd Place - $1,000, 3rd - $500, 4th and 5th - $250 each.
Who will benefit from the proceeds?
The proceeds will benefit Webster Fire and Rescue, The Reconciliation House of Webster and The Webster Lake Association.
Additional rules and disclaimers are outlined on the back of each ticket.
Please support this fundraising effort and tell your family and friends.
Special Sponsor
We are very fortunate to again have Point Breeze Restaurant of Webster as our sponsor of the 10th Annual ICE-OUT Contest. They made a very generous donation of $1000 to support the contest.