Still waiting and watching!
The clock is still ticking!
We had a few moments of excitement at about 11 pm on Monday, April 30. Just as many ice classic fans decided it was time to give up their vigilant watches and call it a night, the tripod moved downriver a short distance and then toppled over. People in Bethel raced to the riverfront, many forgetting hats and gloves in 30-degree weather in the race to see if the clock would stop at their guessed time, but the ice stopped moving. The tripod has remained stuck in relatively the same position, about halfway through the length it needs to travel to stop the ticking clock.
Coincidentally, the Nenana Ice Tripod and the Kuskokwim Iced Tripod both fell on the same day! Could this be the year that the Nenana and the Kuskokwim go out together??
The Bethel Tripod could finish its journey any time folks!
As of today, the Minute Madness Second Chance Contest tickets are sold out! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets, and good luck! Here is a picture of the completed wheel:
The Minute Madness Second Chance Contest is BACK!
Starting Friday, April 20th at 11am, a very limited run of Second Chance Ice Classic tickets will be available for purchase. The second chance tickets are completely separate from the original 2018 Ice Classic and there will only be 60 tickets available. Ticket pricing, dates of sale and rules are available here or at http://iceclassic.org/secondchance/.
Thanks to all who submitted guesses! We know some folks did not make the drop box deadline or call in early enough to be processed for the Guess By Phone option. We did the best we could taking calls in the last hour, but we had a flood of dozens of callers in the last hour and it was impossible to process within 60 minutes. Hope to see you all back next year!
We are pleased to announce this year’s Ice Classic tickets are now on sale! Bethel youth groups will be selling tickets at AC every week day during the hours of 11am-3pm, and 5pm-7pm. You can also purchase tickets anytime at these permanent sales locations: BCSF, YK Fitness Center, Swanson’s, and Fili’s. Guesses are due by Monday, April 16th at 5pm.
Tickets are $5 for one, or $20 for a book of five, which will give you a chance at winning a $12,500 jackpot again this year!
This past week we got the tripod up and ready! We have a new design this year, created by Eric Whitney. Go check it out sometime, and remember to keep an eye on the river conditions!