Lake Mendota has frozen!

Update: On Friday, January 2nd, the Wisconsin State Climatology Office officially declared Lake Mendota frozen. The grand prize winner of the contest was Laura Graham, who correctly guessed the freeze date at 6 p.m. on December 1st. The runner-up was Peppin Karras, who correctly guessed at 8 p.m. the same day. In total, 15 people guessed correctly.

About the contest:

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. Follow the contest on Twitter!


Official contest rules and regulations can be found here.


Three Steps to Entry Success

  1. Fill out the form below
  2. Provide valid contact information
  3. Submit your guess!


Step 1: The Registration Form

  • PO Boxes are not accepted

Frozen Assets Festival 2015

 February 7th, 2015   –   The Edgewater   –   Festival: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Fundraiser:   8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

proudly presented by   Frozen Assets Festival presented by Lands' End

event host & platinum sponsor

The Edgewater