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Mendota Freeze Contest


Dec 1, 2012 to Feb 10, 2013
12:15 AM until 11:45 PM


Mendota Freeze Contest

The Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA), a nonprofit helping to coordinate lake cleanup efforts, is launching the second annual Mendota Freeze Contest on Saturday, December 1st, 2012.  Anyone can enter by going to and filling in the date they think Lake Mendota will officially freeze.  The contest is powered by Rayovac.

The Wisconsin State Climatology Office determines the official date of freezing.  Last year, Lake Mendota froze later than expected on January 14th, 2012.

The first eight participants that guess the correct date will win some winter-themed prizes donated by local businesses.  The grand prize is a ski equipment package from Erehwon Mountain Outfitter with a value of $327.  It includes one set of cross-country skis, poles, boots, and bindings.

The other prizes, in order of value, are two 1-day lift tickets from Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Area, two $50 gift cards from Middleton Sports & Fitness, a “Fun in the Snow” toy basket from Learning Express Toys, an Airhead snow sled from Fontana Sports Specialties, a “Warm You Up” gift basket from Yola’s Cafe & Coffee Shop, and a “Family 4 Pack” from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

The Mendota Freeze Contest encourages the community to think about our lakes year-round, not just the warm summer months.

James Tye, Vice President of CLA, said, “The winter season brings with it many fun lake activities, like ice fishing, cross-country skiing, skating, and ice boating.  In the winter, our lakes really are frozen assets for everybody to enjoy.”

To enter the contest, go to

For more information on CLA, visit

Cost $Free!

, WI

Additional Information

For more information:

Clean Lakes Alliance and Rayovac

Telephone: 608-255-1000
Contact name: Ted Barthell


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