The weather this year has been very unusual and there is a possibility the block will sink and stop the clock before the April 1st close of the contest. We want to keep the contest fair for everyone, therefore the web cams will be turned off as of Sunday, March 27. If the block is still up after the official close of the contest at midnight on April 1st, the web cams will be turned back on so you can watch to the finish. This has been an extraordinary year and the Ice-Out Contest committee is making every effort to keep the contest running smoothly to give as many people as possible a chance to be part of the game. However, if the block sinks and the clock stops before midnight, April 1st., the contest will end at that moment - no more tickets will be sold or accepted.
Although we have no idea how the next few days of warm weather will affect the ice melting process, we urge everyone to get their tickets in to either one of the official ticket outlets listed or get them in the mail as soon as possible in order to be part of the contest. We hope the ice holds until midnight, April 1st, but it may not, for the first time ever, so don't wait too long to get your pick to us. If you have questions, e-mail me, email@example.com, or Diane Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org.