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Ely Echo Shagawa Lake Ice Out Contest for 2023 now underway, entries must be sent in via email

Shagawa Lake in 2020

The Ely Echo Shagawa Lake Ice Out Contest is official when a boat could leave Grand Ely Lodge’s dock and cross to the north side of the lake, chunks of ice notwithstanding.

Please submit entries by email to by March 31.

Times which are duplicate: only the earliest entry wins. There are no duplicate prizes. It may pay to submit your guess as early as possible, but only one guess is allowed per person. Each entry MUST have a complete name, address and phone number as well as the date and time of day for the guess. Incomplete entries are thrown out.

Earliest correct entry wins. 1st Prize: $100 Grand Ely Lodge Guest Bucks. Second prize is $50 Ely Echo gift certificate, 3rd prize: $25 Grand Ely Lodge Bucks. Employees of Grand Ely Lodge and the Ely Echo are not eligible to win prizes.

One entry per person, no more than three entries per single household application by email.

You can email your best guess (day and hour), name and mailing address with the email subject labeled “Ice out.” Send to:

Entries also come from patrons of Grand Ely Lodge.

Entries are published in the Ely Echo one time in the contest remain on file for the contest period.

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