ICE-OUT Einstein FAQ

What is the ICE-OUT contest?

ICE-OUT Einstein is a mannequin dressed to look like Einstein. He will be sitting on the ice on a chair that is attached to a forty pound weight.

In the ICE-OUT contest, people make their best guess as to when the ice will melt enough for Einstein, the weight, and the chair to drop through the ice in order to trigger a timing mechanism.

Where will ICE-OUT Einstein be located?

ICE-OUT Einstein will make himself comfortable in the middle of Lakeview Marine Cove. Susan York of Lakeview Marine will provide a Web Cam for live viewing. See the "ICE-OUT EINSTEIN LIVE WEBCAM"

Is it easy to play?

Yes, it is.

For each entry, you predict the Month, Day, Hour and Minute that you think the ice will melt enough for Einstein to trigger the timing mechanism.

Then submit your predictions, your payment, and contact information (See next section).

Midnight, February 19th, 2019 is the Deadline for entry submission.

How do I submit entries?

Entries are $5.00 each.

You may play with Printed Tickets or Online.
Tickets may be preprinted or printed yourself

1. To begin, each WLA member will receive 5 tickets in the mail.
In addition, anyone can get tickets from a ticket outlet:
Point Breeze Restaurant, 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster
Lakeview Marine, 311 Thompson Road, Webster
Pro Automotive, 199 Oxford Avenue, Dudley.
2. Complete one ticket for each entry.
Fill in your contact information and
your prediction (Month, Day, Hour and Minute).
3. Send Ticket(s), along with payment, to:
P.O. Box 66
Webster, MA 01570.
4. You may send as many as 100 predictions.

To print a ticket yourself, click here

When you play Online,
you may pay with a credit or debit card (as a guest of Paypal) or as a Paypal member.
Click here for detailed Online instructions.

How will the winner be determined?

The winning time is when the ice in Lakeview Marine Cove melts enough so that the weighted mannequin trips the timer.

The winners will be those whose guesses are the closest to the exact Month, Date, Hour and Minute of the winning time (either before or after).

In the unlikely event of a tie, the prizes will be split. For example, if there is a tie between 1st and 2nd places, each winner will receive $1500 (($2000 + $1000) / 2).

If for some reason Mother Nature does not cooperate, or in case of an unforeseen malfunction, winners will be determined by a Drawing sometime after the close of ticket sales on February 19, 2019.

Who can play?

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the contest.

What are recent winning dates and times?

2019: March 22 at 8:28 PM

2017: February 25th at 1:28pm
2016: February 25th at 10:20am
2015: April 7th at 5:09pm
2014: March 30th at 8:28pm
2013: March 25th at 12:42pm
2012: No Ice - Winner determined by a Drawing.
2011: March 25th at 3:27pm
2010: March 10th at 2:34pm

How many winners and what are the prizes?

1st Place - $2,000, 2nd Place - $1,000, 3rd - $500, 4th and 5th - $250 each.

Who will benefit from the proceeds?

The proceeds will benefit Webster Fire and Rescue, The Reconciliation House of Webster and The Webster Lake Association.

Additional rules and disclaimers are outlined on the back of each ticket.

Please support this fundraising effort and tell your family and friends.

When does the contest begin and end?

Einstein is perched on the ICE in Lakeview Marine Cove.

Entries must be submitted no later than Midnight, Monday, February 19, 2019.
The contest begins on February 20th, at 12:01am, (just after ticket sales close) and ends when Einstein falls through the ice.