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The Nenana Ice Classic


What is the Nenana Ice Classic?

The Ice Classic is Alaska's greatest guessing game! 

In Nenana during1917 a group of engineers surveying for the Alaska Railroad bet $800 putting in their guesses when the river would break up. This fun little guessing game has turned into an incredible tradition that has now continued for over 100 years! 

Buy and turn in your $3.00 ticket between February 1st and April 5th to be involved in this long running Alaskan tradition. 

Good luck! 

2023 Winning Time:
May 8th, 4:01 PM AST

2023 Nenana Ice Classic Winners



There are 10 winning tickets for the 2023 Nenana Ice Classic, we congratulate the following people for their amazing guesses, down to the minute:

Kathryn Wilson

Jim Hightower Pool

Georgiana Gooch

Kristina Mee

Brian Ahrens

Michelle Rountree

Jeanine Lillo

Lou Kuchenoff

Cold Calculators 2023


The winners come from all over Alaska; Sandpoint, North Pole, Fairbanks, Palmer(2), Wasilla, Eagle River, Anchorage(3)

All winners have been contacted and verified.

2023 UPDATE:


May, 8th 4:01 PM Alaska Standard Time

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Must be 18 years or older to purchase tickets. 

Live Webcam View of the Tanana River


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Deployment & Broadcast by: Borealis Broadband

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