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Ice-Out Rules and Terms & Conditions

Updated November 10, 2022

Rules of the Ice-Out Challenge

  1. The clock and flag used to measure ice-out will be placed on the ice no later than February 15. A camera is mounted to focus on the clock.

  2. All tickets for the Ice-Out Challenge are sold online via the LIA website: All ticket sales are final and will not be refunded.

  3. Entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 p.m. March 1, 2023.

  4. All checks for tickets sent via US Postal Service must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2023.

  5. When the clock stops, two (2) or more Ice-Out Committee members or LIA Board members shall verify the time at the site and take a photo. Winning time is the closest minute, either before or after the stopped clock. The second hand at or before the 30 second mark is considered the minute before. The second hand between 31 and 59 seconds is considered the minute after.

  6. The winner will be determined by those verifying the winning time.

  7. The winning time will be announced immediately but not the name of the winner.

  8. The winner(s) shall be contacted after a two-week period to allow all checks to clear and expenses to be accounted for. The winner’s name can then also be publicly announced.

  9. The winner receives 50% of the proceeds after expenses. In the event of more than one person guessing the winning time, the 50% portion of the proceeds will be evenly split among those holding winning tickets.

  10. A Certificate of Winnings will be presented to the winner(s) along with the winnings.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Participants must be US residents and 18 years of age.

  2. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Any person who resides in any area where this drawing would otherwise be prohibited by law is not eligible to participate.

  3. The cost of ice-out challenge tickets is not deductible as a charitable contribution.

  4. LIA is not responsible for error, omission, interruptions, deletion, defect, delay in operations, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, for malfunctions of any kind, inaccurate entries, failure to receive entry information or any combination thereof. LIA is not responsible for any entries that are late, misdirected, incomplete, or altered.

  5. This challenge shall be governed by the laws of the State of Vermont.

  6. These Official Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.

  7. By participating in the raffle, you agree to release LIA and its directors, officers, and agents, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the raffle, including from your winning or use of any prize.  Violation of these terms and conditions by participating in this contest where prohibited is done at your own risk. It is your responsibility to be aware of your state’s laws regarding games of chance.

  8. LIA makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, about the raffle or the prize awarded.

  9. LIA reserves the right to cancel the raffle for any reason.

  10. LIA shall make all decisions related to the raffle in its sole discretion. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Terms & Conditions and the decisions of LIA and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the raffle operation or Official Terms & Conditions.

  11. The LIA Board of Directors are expressly forbidden from participation in the challenge.