Ice Classic is history for 2012


Alaska's Nenana Ice Classic is over.
A spokeswoman for the annual ice breakup betting game says the tripod set up on the Tanana River ice tipped over and stopped the official clock at 7:39 p.m. Monday, Alaska Standard Time.
Ice Classic manager Cherrie Forness says her organization is still in the process of entering all of the guesses into a database.
Ice Classic officials will contact the winners when all of the tickets have been entered.  She says that could take another week or so.
For $2.50 a guess, ticket buyers try to predict when the ice will 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.