Thank you for your interest in Summit Rotary Club’s 2020 Dillon Ice Melt Contest!

The Lake Dillon Ice Melt is one of Summit Rotary’s flagship fundraisers. For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: every year we haul a giant drum out to the middle of Lake Dillon. Attached to said drum are watches. When the ice gives way, the clocks go under water and stop working. Locals, visitors, and other astute guessers (such as yourself!) use a mixture of past drop-times, skill, and 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.
  • This is the first year in which the grand prize winner gets a bonus drawing. They (or a proxy) can attend a Rotary meeting and draw one card from a standard deck. If they get the Ace of Spades, they’ll win an extra $5,000! Chances of winning are 1/52.
  • 100% of all proceeds go towards supporting the many Rotary Club of Summit County’s numerous national and international endeavors. Please look through the rest of the website for details on these projects.

Individual guesses cost $5, and there are discounts of 5 guesses for $20 and 30 guesses for a measly $100.

The contest closes at midnight, Monday, April 13, 2019 (or earlier if clock drops into the lake before April 14th.) Tickets must be in the hands of a Rotarian (or postmarked) by that moment or they will not be accepted. But that shouldn’t concern you, because you can get tickets right here and now through the link below! A committee of highly-trained Rotarians will decide the winners, and their decision will be final. For updates on the clock’s status, please check, or like the Summit County Rotary Club on Facebook. We thank you for supporting The Rotary Club of Summit County and doing your part to help us help the community!

Purchase Tickets Here


Congratulations to the 2018 Ice Melt winners!
The first place winner was Mike Haley who wins $4000 for being the closest guess to the actual melt time.
Second place was Tracy Lanoue who will take home $2000
Third place was April Rose who will take home $1000

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!
1st place winner was Phyllis Martinez - $4000
2nd place was unclaimed
3rd place was Gordon Herwig - $1,000

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!
1st place winner was Susan Crandall - $4000
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 - $4000
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 - $4000
2nd place was Mary Kumler - $2,000
3rd place was Janice Stout - $1,000