The Ice Classic Tower is freshly painted and in place on Paradise Bay. So, now’s your chance to have some fun and help support both the BIC Center and WVBI by entering the 2018 Ice Classic. All you need to do to win is predict the date and time this spring that the Ice Classic Tower will fall through the ice.
Tickets to enter your carefully researched and scientifically supported prediction (or your guess) are just $5 each or six (yes, six) for $20. Your research can begin with having a look at the record of past winners. Click on the button at the bottom of this post for that info. The rest of your prediction planning we leave to you. You must get your completed ticket in by March 21 at 5:00 p.m. Entries may be made by U.S. Mail to the BIC Center or you may hand your completed ticket to any PABI board member or to any BIC Center staff member while at the BIC Center.
Special thanks to Ron Wojan who refurbished the tower and hauled it out onto the ice.
What’s at the BIC Center?
Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center
The Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center is a great place to get information, grab a snack, connect to Wi-Fi and kick off your island adventure. It’s also home to the island’s community radio station…our very own WVBI-The Voice of Beaver Island.
Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
The Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, seminars and community meetings.
The Carol’s Hang Out upstairs offers an informal gathering place for meetings, reading, pool, foosball, board games, video games, TV, using our community PCs and printer, and … just hanging out.
Coming to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater
Music, Plays & More
The summer of 2017 was truly one to celebrate at the BIC Center--with plays, music from many genres (Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Folk and Country) informative presentations, the Summer Solstice Party, the 2017 Gala, Yoga, tech presentations, rainy day games, trail head information and more.
BIC Center Big Screen
2017 was a big year for movies on the big screen at the BIC Center. We presented two movies every Saturday all year and started movie Tuesdays during the summer. 2018 will be another great year for movies in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.
Plays, Robots & Ice
PABI's spring events included two productions in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater, a robot film festival and the classic Ice Classic.
Car #1 Was #1 Again!
The winning team of Diane McDonough, Andy Kohls, Eric Hodgson, Jeanne Gillespie and Kathy Speck has not only Rallied for over a decade, but in past years has organized this PABI annual rite-of-spring. Congratulations for winning the coveted trophy--and continuing a Beaver Island tradition!
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.