The Ice Man Cometh on Saturday


The Iceman competition will be held at Mill Race Rapid (that's at the north end of the Riverbanks Zoo parking lot) on Saturday, Jan. 8.  Registration is from 9:30 to 11:30.  The Mill Race Massacre starts at 12-12:30, the Tube Race at 2-2:30 and the Iceman at 3-3:30.  Excellent viewing of all races can be had at riverside.  Each race goes through Mill Race and the Iceman racers will paddle down to the Zoo pedestrian bridge, back upstream to the pop-up hole, then flip and swim to the beach; no easy task.  Palmetto Paddlers will be selling hot dogs to raise money to improve the walking trail to the river.  Please help them out by helping yourself to a hot dog.  Check it out at the following web site:


Your riverkeeper will not be able to attend, as I will be paddling a kayak in Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades National Park.  Please somebody get some pictures for me.  Enjoy the races.