Contest Entry

Mendota Freeze Contest

Every winter, the Mendota Freeze Contest calls attention to the year-round importance of our lakes on our local quality of life. In our 12th annual contest, weather watchers and ice experts of all ages will be asked to guess the official ice-on date for Lake Mendota. A winner will be randomly selected from all entrants who guess the correct freeze date. The winner will receive $1,000 in gift cards from Lands’ End.


The 2023-2024 Mendota Freeze Contest is closed! Lake Mendota was declared frozen on January 15, 2024.

(Please only make ONE guess to avoid being disqualified.)