‘It was a great day’: Boil-a-Bowl celebrates 20 years of the tradition
By Brian O’LearyRead moreThe world’s biggest ice-breaking competition has finally come to an end after 20 years.
A total of 848 people from the United States, Canada, and Australia took part in the inaugural event in Toronto last year.
The competition saw contestants race against the clock to break the world’s most famous ice in just a matter of seconds.
After years of making the event a highlight of summertime, the CBC reported that the last of the competitions will end in 2019.
“It was great to see all the participants come together and do a great job and I think they’ve had a fantastic time and a great tradition,” Icebreaker co-founder and CEO Brian Oates told CBC.
He said the event was a celebration of the sport, but also a tribute to the families who put up with it.
“The competition has been going on for 20 years and that was a big part of the story,” Oates said.
“I think we did it because it was a good idea and I’m happy with that.”
We are going to continue doing this and hopefully we’ll be around for a long time.