Home Trades, Passes and Bombs

Ice Classic Contest

Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

The Tripod is up, a sure sign there’s still 6 weeks of Alaskan winter left. It’s time to guess the minute the Nenana River ice goes out and claim your piece of the Frozen Freakin’ North. Up for grabs is a forum fiver to the winner, no purchase necessary, and doncha wanna know how it works? It’s simple! How simple is it? So simple even the newest cheechako can do it!

The hour is broken into 12 slots, each slot covers 5 minutes. Slot 1 is 00-04, Slot 2 is 05-09, and so on. Pick any one slot, 1 through 12. First come, first served, your first pick sticks, only one winner, actual mileage may vary, product sold by weight not by volume, caution: contents are hot, may cause drowsiness, not to be used by snowflakes, odds of winning 1 in 12.

The official winning is time comes from the Nenana Ice Classic clock as posted on their website. (www.nenanaiceclassic.com) Info, webcam, & stuff is there. The ice usually goes out between April 20 and May 10 so this one’s not gonna be quick.

Contest is open until all 12 slots are filled or April 5, 2021. Slots still open after that date will stay blank. If the clock stops on a blank slot, the pick nearest without going past it, wins. So if Slot 2 is blank and 1 & 3 are filled, if the clock stops at 08, Slot 1 wins it.

Standard good traders boiler plate applies.

That’s pretty much it. Simple. Holy raging Hobbit boners! You’ve got an 8.33% chance of hitting this, what’re you waitin’ for?

(The real Ice Classic is a little tougher. Pick the exact date and time of day to the minute. Tickets are $2.50 each; a single winner is looking at about a quarter mil in payout. If you want into that, PM me for details.)

I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
«1

Comments

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Updated link: nenanaakiceclassic.com

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • VisionVision Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    4!
    Thanks for the contest you crazy northerner! 💕😘

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 10,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    6

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 4,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll take slot 8, please.

  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 5,389 ✭✭✭✭✭

    12

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay! We’re off!

    1
    2
    3
    4 Vision
    5
    6 Peter4jc
    7
    8 ShawnOL
    9
    10
    11
    12

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • d_bladesd_blades near Table RockPosts: 1,871 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9

    Gimme the 7,thanks for the contest. I'm snuggled in between Peter and Shawn, but I bet that doesn't happen IRL.

    Turning money into smoke...about five bucks at a time.
    My truck and I both smoke Diesel.
    Master of Yard Gars

    Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%.
    There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9

    9, please.

    Thanks for the contest, Paul

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.  /  Let's eat GrandMa.  --  Punctuation saves lives

    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    11 ... why not

  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,932 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gimme 1 please.

  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 3,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll take 5 why not

    If you want to bomb me send it to Tony @0patience :D
    If you are a newbie I got Dem nachos....

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Aging at the factoryPosts: 10,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damnit peter took lucky 6. I'll take one and done.

    I'm childish
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Aging at the factoryPosts: 10,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damn jake took 1. Give me any number...doesn't matter. 2? 3? First available.

    I'm childish
  • Cam_91Cam_91 San Jose / #AnyoneButMePosts: 1,647 ✭✭✭✭✭

    10 please! Thanks Paul, great contest

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 10,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VegasFrank said:
    Damn jake took 1. Give me any number...doesn't matter. 2? 3? First available.

    Give Frank No.11.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 3,368 ✭✭✭✭✭

    3 please and thanks for the contest

  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    JK , frank is really distraught... I think it’s okay to give him 11

  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,912 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @EgoBoundary said:
    JK , frank is really distraught... I think it’s okay to give him 11

    Now, now, children. Don’t fight... 😇

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9

    Filled up quickly! One slot left....Bueller? Bueller?....

    1 jsnake 00-04
    2 VegasFrank 05-09
    3 genareddog 10-14
    4 Vision 15-19
    5 Norcal1 20-24
    6 Peter4jc 25-29
    7 d_blades 30-34
    8 ShawnOL 35-39
    9 Industmech 40-44
    10 Cam91 45-49
    11 EgoBoundary 50-54
    12 55-59

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • TBonzTBonz Eastern, NCPosts: 523 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess I will take 12...not many options :)

  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 4,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For some reason I seem to like this yearly contest the best. I don't know why, but it's fun. Thanks for putting it on again, Paul.

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I enjoy this too. Means Spring is only a few months off when the posters go up.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Just a bump & update post. As of April 1, there’s 45 inches of ice under that thing. It’s -2 now & the guessers are calling for up to 16 inches of snow thru the weekend.

    https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AKZ222&warncounty=AKC090&firewxzone=AKZ222&local_place1=Fairbanks AK&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning&lat=64.8424&lon=-147.7188#.YGdYVoqIaf0

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭


    It’s amazing what a couple days of near 50 degree weather and 22 hours of daylight will do. Ice is starting to rot a bit even tho there’s still 45 inches under there..

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 4,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Paying for ice must really be a foreign concept up there.

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Warm weekend...

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 7,874 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Trykflyr_1 said:

    Warm weekend...

    We call that above freezing

Sign In or Register to comment.