Newport’s Ice Out contest ends, winner just 16 minutes off official time

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NEWPORT — The ice is officially out on Lake Memphremagog.

The official time for the 2020 Lake Memphremagog Ice Out contest was announced to be 8:53 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

According to the Newport Parks and Recreation Department website, this year’s winner was Crystal Cook, who guessed March 20, at 8:37 p.m.

She was just 16 minutes off the official time.

By guessing the closest time without going over, she will take home $1,244.50.

Half of the money raised during the contest will benefit the Gardner Memorial Park Playground and Splashpad Project.

This year’s contest ended about three weeks earlier, with the ice going out last year on April 13.

A list of previous times and contest winners is below:

Tues. April 15 2014, 1:06 AM – Winner John Colby (April 14, 5:30 PM)
Wed. April 15 2015, 5:33 PM – Winner Arlan Barber (April 15, 5:07 PM)
Fri. March 18 2016, 3:13 AM – Winner Edward Smith (March 18, 2:30 AM)
Mon. April 10 2017, 11:38 AM – Winner John Colby (April 9, 5:45 PM)
(2018 – No Contest Held)
Sat. April 13 2019, 11:07 AM – Winner Steve Lawson (April 13, 10:05 AM)

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