December 1 until 2013 freeze
This fun, FREE contest opened on December 1 and will keep going until Lake Mendota freezes. To enter, click the link above and fill in the date on which you think Lake Mendota will officially freeze. You could win the grand prize: a complete cross-country ski package from Erehwon Mountain Outfitter!
Designed to be as educational as it is fun, the Mendota Freeze Contest calls attention to the year-round importance of our lakes. What’s the earliest the lake has ever frozen? When did the Statue of Liberty reside in Lake Mendota? Who decides when the lake is officially frozen? You’ll find interesting facts and links about our wintertime lakes on CLA’s Facebook page, along with information to help you make your best guess.
CLA runs this contest in partnership with Rayovac and media sponsor Madison Magazine. Additional prizes have been donated by Middleton Sports & Fitness and other local businesses. Contest rules and more information are available at the Mendota Freeze Contest website.
With a mission to protect and enhance the lakes and waterways of the Yahara Watershed, CLA produces programs such as this to help engage and educate the public about the vital importance of area lakes to our quality of life. We encourage businesses to sponsor CLA programming in support of clean lakes and to strengthen our public-private partnership on behalf of the lakes.