The barrel idea came while visiting the Summit County Rotary Club in Dillon who had been doing the Ice Melt contest for a number of years. Several members of the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club decided this would be a good fundraiser for our club. So with a lot of help from local sponsors and members, the first Ice Melt Contest started on December 31, 2006 in conjunction with the Skate the Lake event in Evergreen.