The polar vortex created plenty of ice on Green Bay – just in time for the 81st annual Sister Bay Ice Out contest. If you guess what day and time the ice will go out at the Sister Bay Marina, you could win cash and prizes. Cast your ballot at any of the 16 Sister Bay businesses where you find Ice Out ballot boxes. Prizes donated by each business will go to the winner of the votes cast at that business. Then each business’s winner will automatically be entered into the grand-prize drawing of $100 cash and free popcorn at the Sister Bay Movies in the Park this summer. The earliest date the ice went out was March 16 in 2016, and the latest was May 2 in 1972. Last year the ice went out on April 15.
Participating businesses include Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, Bargains Unlimited, Bay Shore Outfitters, Bhirdo’s Shell, Ecology Sports, Good Samaritan-Scandia Village, Hammersmith TV and Radio Shack, Husby’s Food & Spirits, Lampert’s Lumber, Northern Door Communications, On Deck Clothing Company, Sister Bay Automotive, Sister Bay Bowl, Sub Express, Top Shelf Café and Gourmet and Yacht Works.