Tripod goes up for Nenana Ice Classic

Associated PressMarch 5, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- The tripod is up on the Tanana River.

When the ice goes out and the tripod falls, someone is going to be a lot richer.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports officials in Nenana on Sunday erected the structure on the ice in preparation for the Nenana Ice Classic.

For $2.50 a guess, ticket buyers try to predict when the river ice will start to go out. The jackpot is traditionally about $300,000. This has been a tradition since 1917, and records show the ice goes out anywhere between April 20 and May 20.

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