|Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants and North American Ice Fishing Circuit join forces again for 2018 season|
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Quicksilver is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the North American Ice Fishing Circuit in 2018. The announcement marks the second consecutive season of sponsorship.
NAIFC tournaments are the cold weather, ice fishing equivalents of big-time bass tournaments held during the warm, open-water months. NAIFC competitors are recognized as the top performers in ice fishing. The tournaments include five to seven three-day qualifying tournaments, which are held in the Midwest and western portions of the country. The 75 two-person qualifying teams move on to compete in the NAIFC Tournament Series Championship Invitational. This year's tournament will take place Dec. 14-15 at Pinehurst Resort in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.
When competitors face extreme conditions and long hours out on the ice, they need absolute trust in their equipment, including ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles. Quicksilver provides the peace of mind that comes from using superior all-weather lubricants to help engines start and run in a broad range of conditions. Quicksilver Powersports lubricants are formulated to work in all brands of equipment, in all climates and seasons, and to meet or exceed manufacturers' requirements.
"We are thrilled to support the NAIFC for another year," said Eric Reilley, product manager at Quicksilver. "The NAIFC is a perfect way not only to educate competitors about Quicksilver products but also to let competitors put our products to the test. It's all about having peace of mind while out on the ice, and we know our products are up to the challenge."
Likewise, the NAIFC welcomes the partnership with Quicksilver.
"We're excited to have Quicksilver on the frozen water with us for another season," said Jack Baker, president and tournament director of the NAIFC. "With Quicksilver on board, ice fishermen have all the equipment and materials they need to do their own maintenance."
The mission of the NAIFC is to advance the sport of ice fishing in North America by providing the highest level of competition, education and promotion.
"Our Friday Night Seminars and Saturday Kids Ice Camps are the ice industry's leaders in education," said Baker. "Quicksilver, owned by Mercury Marine, is well-known in the marine industry. Our partnership will help both of us expand the knowledge of ice fishing and the quality and performance of Quicksilver products to outdoor enthusiasts during the winter season."
Since 1950, discriminating customers have depended on the Quicksilver brand for premium-quality marine and powersports parts, accessories, and engine-care products. Quicksilver is one of the most trusted brands in the markets it serves. The brand has earned a loyal following by providing the highest-quality products for more than 60 years. Quicksilver is a brand of Mercury Marine and Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).
About the North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC):
Headquarter in Northfield, Minnesota, the NAIFC conducts National Qualifying Tournaments January through March. The top 10 finishers at each Qualifier are invited to compete in the North American National Championship. In addition to its competitive tournaments, the NAIFC's Friday Night Seminars and Saturday on-ice Kids Camp are one of a kind in the world of competitive fishing. No other organization in the sport-fishing industry offers this level of professional mentorship at no cost to the public.