Let's get this out of the way right now: 2018 WILL HAVE AN EVENT.
This entire spring and summer has been a battle of logistics to find a way to make this event the best it can be by making every possible effort to ensure an ice surface for our participants. Nothing of this magnitude happens easily, and I will not state/promise something unless I know that I can deliver it.
As of this moment, there are two plans for 2018: one involving natural refrigeration, and the second based on mechanical outdoor refrigeration. In an effort to provide the participants with the best chance of having a complete weekend, and no longer having mother nature be the X factor, my team and I have worked tirelessly on an expansion project.
Until I know the final status of that project and how it will affect the 2018 event I do not feel as though it is fair to announce dates or open registration. HOWEVER, that time looks to be approaching quickly, and I hope to have an announcement very soon.