Guess when the Ice will melt on Lake Dillon, and you could be the winner of $4000!
Get your tickets TODAY and start guessing!
Tickets on sale from Rotarians and at Alpine Bank
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The Lake Dillon Ice Melt is one of Summit Rotary’s flagship fundraisers. For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: we haul a giant drum to the middle of Lake Dillon every year. Attached to the said drum are timing devices. When the ice gives way, the timing devices go underwater and stop working. Locals, visitors, and other astute guessers (such as yourself!) use a mixture of past drop times, complex mathematical algorithms (probably not!), and pure luck to predict the exact time the clock will drop.
  • The grand prize winner gets $4,000 and priceless bragging rights.
  • Second place gets $2000 and slightly-less-priceless bragging rights.
  • Third place gets a cool $1000.

The proceeds of the Ice Melt Contest support the Rotary Club of Summit County’s numerous national and international projects. Please browse this website for details on some of our current projects.

We thank you for supporting The Rotary Club of Summit County and doing your part to help us help the community - We Make Good Things Happen!!
 
The more guesses you make, the better your odds!  Buy Tickets today -- from Rotary Members, at Alpine Bank Locations, or ONLINE!
(online sales start soon)
GET THEM RIGHT NOW!!!
$5 - 1 Guess
$20 - 5 Guesses
$100 - 30 Guesses
1st  - $4000
2nd   - $2,000
3rd  - $1,000
 
Past Drop Times
2023 5/10 13:13 
2022  5/7 17:36
  2021  5/11 17:17
2020  5/2  16:15
2019  5/7  16:44
2018  5/6  00:55
 2017  4/16  12:49
 2016  5/13  13:10
 2015  4/20  12:30
2014  5/7  01:32
 2013  5/20 17:52
 2012  4/11  18:09
 2011  5/23 1 3:13
 2010  5/16  19:03
2009  5/5  17:18
 2008  5/20  20:57
2007  5/3  20:00
2006  5/2  12:27
 2005  5/11 14:40
2004 4/29 23:07
 2003 5/15 22:18
 2002 4/28 11:25
2001 5/9 10:23
2000 5/11 1:03
 1999 5/13 16:40
 1998 5/10 13.27
 1997 5/11 16:03
 1996 5/12 16:20
 1995 5/26 16:46
1994 5/7 13:14
 1993 5/19 15:44
1992 5/1 15:21
 1991 5/19 18:08
 1990 5/15 12:53
1989 5/7 15:24
  1988 5/13 17:51
1987 5/7 16.02
1986 5/4 20:13
Hovercraft on Lake Dillon with Ice Device on board.
Setting the clocks just right!
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EDUCATION / LITERACY:
  • Youth Leadership and Ethics Training
  • Scholarships for SHS & CMC Tuition
  • Elementary School Reading Buddies
  • 3rd Grade Summer Reads Book Program
  • Summit School District Special Programs
  • School supplies for local families
  • PE Equipment for Snowy Peaks HS
  • Summit HS & MS Writing Contests
  • Keystone Science School

FOOD / HUNGER:
  • Weekly Tues. Night Dinners (~189,000 meals served)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (~500 meals/yr)
  • Meals on Wheels

HEALTH:
  • Community Care Clinic
  • Cycle Effect
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Breck Outdoor Education Center
  • Mountain Mentors
  • Treetop Child Advocacy Center
  • Suicide Prevention – Building Hope

COMMUNITY SUPPORT
  • Troop Support
  • Dillon Dam Rec Path Clean-up
  • Adopt an Angel
  • Family Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)
  • National Repertory Orchestra (NRO)
  • Lake Dillon Theatre Company
  • Friends of Dillon Ranger District (FDRD)
  • Major capital donation to SOL Center for FIRC and Building Hope
     
INTERNATIONAL:
  • International Youth Exchange
  • Guatemala Literacy Project
  • Honduras Water, & Education & Medical Support Projects
  • Disaster Relief – ShelterBox
  • Rotary/Gates Foundation Polio Eradication

ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE:
  • Summit County Rotary Climate Action Team -
  • Recycled nearly 5 TONS of plastic in exchange for community TREX Benches

WE ALSO SUPPORT:
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Dillon Valley PSTA
  • Summit Community Band

…and many other very worthy programs!
HISTORICAL INFO - WINNERS
Congratulations to the 2023 winners!
1st place was Kyle Williams - $4,000
2nd place was Rachel Rich - $2,000
     3rd place was Eric Nicholds - $1,000
 
Congratulations to the 2022 winners!
1st place was Sandra Davis - $4,000
2nd place was Stacy Melville - $2,000
           3rd place was Candace Barnes - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2021 winners!
1st place was Shari Goldstein - $4,000
2nd place was Dave Fritz - $2,000
           3rd place was Danielle Farrant - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!
1st place was Steven Swenson - $4,000
2nd place were Employees at BH&H partners- $2,000
3rd place was Gregory Ryan - $1,000         

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!
1st place was Darlena Marmins - $4,000
2nd place was Robert Feuerriegel - $2,000
3rd place was Melissa Greenwood - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2018 winners!
1st place Mike Hale - $4,000
2nd place was Tracy Lanoue - $2,000
3rd place was April Rose - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!
1st place winner was Phyllis Martinez - $4,000
2nd place was unclaimed
3rd place was Gordon Herwig - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!
1st place winner was Susan Crandall - $4,000
2nd place was Susan Bond - $2,000
3rd place was John Mullen - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2015 winners:
1st place winner was Kelly Maike - $4,000
2nd place was Joanne Sprouse - $2,000
3rd place was Lucinda Burns - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2014 winners!
1st place winner was Karen Lee - $4,000
2nd place was Mary Kumler - $2,000
3rd place was Janice Stout - $1,000