Ice Out Competitions Opens Up

Door County is almost out of the depths of winter and it’s time to wager a guess for when the ice will officially “go out” of Sister Bay. Voting boxes for the 76th annual Ice Out Competition are in businesses around Sister Bay waiting for votes. To participate, fill out a slip of paper with your name, phone number and a guess for the date and time that the ice will “go out” of the bay. A winner is chosen from each host business and that person will receive the prize donated by that host business.

In 2013, the Ice Out raft started floating at 10:12 am on April 26. When do you think it will float this year?

For a list of participating businesses and prizes visit and search for ‘Ice Out Competition.’

Participating Businesses and Prizes

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant – $25 gift certificate

Bay Shore Outfitters – Two-hour kayak rental

Bhirdo’s Shell – $25 gas card

Ecology Sports – Outdoor goodies

Husby’s Food & Spirits – Two large pizzas

Kellstrom-Ray Agency – $20 cash

Lampert Lumber – 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

Sub Express – $25 gift card

Top Shelf Café & Gourmet – Bottle of wine

Village Clothier – $25 gift card

Yacht Works – Stars & Stripes condiment serving set