Minute Madness Winners

The Kusko Ice Classic is ready to announce the Minute Madness winners!

Our Minute Madness- Original Contest winner was Sean Codman of Bethel, who purchased the very last minute- 02- for sale Friday, April 5 at 4 pm. That wheel sold out, and Sean wins $10,000 for minute 02.

The Ice Classic sponsored a second Minute Madness that opened at noon on Friday April 12 due to popular demand- Minute Madness Round Two. Cezary Maczynski won Minute Madness II. Fifty minutes sold in four hours on that wheel before breakup forced the team to stop selling minutes- creating a jackpot of $8,333.34 for Cezary.

The Regular Ice Classic jackpot is $12,500. The Ice Classic committee and volunteers are still sorting eligible guesses. We hope to announce the winner of the $12,500 jackpot as soon as possible- but because we had to apply our Early Breakup Rule and are still sorting guesses, it may take us a few days.

Stay tuned!

4:02 is the Official Time – Earliest Tripod Move in History

4:02 – Official Time

The 2019 Kuskokwim Ice Classic is over! After tripod fell into the water yesterday, we have been watching and waiting and waiting… And waiting some more!

It feels odd on the 12th of April to be talking about breakup, but it has happened.

All ticket sales are now closed.

According to the rules – ” If an early breakup should occur on or before April 22, 2019 at 7 pm, guesses must be submitted no later than the day before breakup occurs in order to be eligible to win. ”

Winner(s) will be announced soon!

Welcome to Summer!



Minute Madness is SOLD OUT

Wow, what a day! Minute Madness went on sale at noon today and sold out in a matter of hours!

Didn’t get a chance to participate in Minute Madness? We have had a lot of interest and are considering opening a second wheel over the weekend. If you would be interested in getting in on a second Minute Madness wheel (which would operate independently of the first wheel), let us know ASAP by texting or calling the sales phone at 545-8483 and we’ll put you on an interest list. If we get enough interest, we’ll get one going.

If Minute Madness isn’t really your jam, but you still want to get in on this crazy Ice Classic energy, you can find groups selling our regular Ice Classic tickets at AC and Swanson’s over the weekend. Don’t wait, though, the river could break any day! Don’t forget- if the river breaks before April 22, you have to have your guesses in the day before breakup, so move quickly!


The Kuskokwim Ice Classic will soon have TWO open contests for 2019 breakup fun.

Regular Ice Classic sales (with that $12,500 jackpot!) will continue, but the warm winter has caused the Ice Classic to move up its timeframe for the popular Minute Madness. Minute Madness was planned to open after the regular Ice Classic sales end, but the warmest winter anyone can remember has caused a change in plans. Minute Madness has a separate jackpot and will now open on Friday, April 5 at noon. Click here for more details on Minute Madness.

As for the regular Ice Classic, please learn the Early Breakup Rule and plan accordingly. That rule states: If an early breakup should occur on or before April 22, 2019 at 7 pm, guesses must be submitted no later than the day before breakup occurs in order to be eligible to win.

The Ice Classic will not refund guesses to customers who wait too long to purchase or return tickets. Although we know it’s part of the fun, if you choose to wait to purchase or return guesses, you are running the risk of missing the chance to purchase or having a nonrefundable, invalid guess!

Continue to look for our sales groups at AC and Swanson’s and read below for all of the regular Ice Classic information about guess drop boxes, sales locations, etc.!