I read this thread two days ago and gave it some thought. My initial reaction was a bit negative thinking why turn it into a two day event and why diminish the importance of the Sunday rounds. With a little thought, I can see the value in this format now.
If the point of the Ice Bowl is to a) show solidarity in our already awesome disc golf community b) enjoy the cold knowing the warmth is around the corner and c) raise money for our chosen charity, then how can we do that better?
350 - 400 plus for an Ice Bowl is incredible. I have consistently been amazed at the energy and true sense of community I have experienced while eating chili, staying warm, and putting on the best face for our sport. While it does get backed up, Rosedale seems to be very conducive for its LOCATION. Can we get the same draw or better over multiple days? Probably so. Dick and Jack both have good points about the comp. versus the party (In writing, I agreed with Jack and Dick at the same time).
My thinking is if we are trying achieve the three goals listed above, I bet we can do better. Like many players, I can't usually give my whole weekend to golf. One attractive thing about one day Ice Bowl is being able to show up no matter what and possibly throw it well. However, if it can only be Saturday, then so be it though I really like the Sunday fun.
The weather is out of hands. Does this make a better Ice Bowl? I think we can (as we already put on the biggest).
No wimps, no whiners.