Our goal is to have the pitches "groomed" not "plowed". There should be snow to cushion your inkasting, but I don't think we will be able to give you more specifics than that. I've never played on "clean" ice and I think Eric G will do hit best to get us some snow, even if wind on the lake blows all of it off the week before the tournament. The skiers don't want to be on pure ice either and the Loppet has some special equipment that they should be able to use to help us if the lake doesn't have any snow on it.
That said, get out there and play in some weird Winter conditions because we can guarantee that this year will be different than the last two.
I assume we'll go out and try to play on Lake Calhoun where the tournament will happen, maybe this weekend or the next, and try to report back.