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There was something very special about playing hockey on the frozen pond.

Heading down to the Pond with your skates over your shoulder. You and hockey buddies pushing the newly fallen snow off the Pond, setting the boots as goal posts, and hearing the imaginary roar of the crowd as you score the first goal! It just doesn’t get any better than this!

You can reenact this scene in Lake Placid, NY on February 10-13, 2022.

The script is perfect…Pond Hockey with a team of close friends, the setting is spectacular with Whiteface Mountain overlooking Mirror Lake, the competition spirited and intense, and add into the mix the atmosphere of the Olympic site and the 1980 Gold Medal Victory.

A Unique happening is about to take place. Be there to experience what hockey is all about. This will be a nostalgic weekend you will never forget.

What's Included

  • Option 1: Gold Package


    • 4 days 3 nights accommodations at one of Lake Placid's premier properties, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. Check-in on Thursday and check-out on Sunday.

    • 2 breakfasts served at your hotel.

  • Option 2: Tournament Only Fee


    • Includes entry into Pond Tournament and Tournament features. Based on a 6 player team.

    Included in your option:



      • A world class setting, Lake Placid, NY “Where Miracles Happen”.

      • An exclusive event limited to the first 96 teams who will play on sun glistening rinks on Mirror Lake.

      • 4 on 4 games with 6 person teams (no goaltenders).

      • 4 Guaranteed Round Robin Games, starting Friday morning, plus Medal Round Games. 40 minute running time non-stop constant movement games (a 5 minute break between two periods). 2 games on Friday and 2 games on Saturday. Medal games on Sunday morning.

      • Distinct age divisions: 21+…30+…40+…50+…60+

      • Separate Women’s Open and Co-Ed Open divisions. (In order to qualify for the co-ed division each team must have one woman on the ice at all times)

      • After Game beverage for all team members and festive atmosphere at Tournament Central, located at the Golden Arrow Resort, all within skating distance from the Lake.

      • Plus, the CAN/AM Hockey group details and professionalism that will make this a memorable experience.

Package Explanation

The CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament is available in a Gold Package where prices are charged on a per person basis depending on the number of players and guests in each room. This per person cost includes hotel accommodations, the tournament fee, and all of the package benefits listed for the tournament. All tax and gratuity is included in prices. The price is per person for the weekend. There are no additional fees.

To calculate costs for the Gold Package, add the number of players and guests in a room. This determines the occupancy i.e. 1 player + 1 guest = double occupancy. Once you know the occupancy, simply add the corresponding per person cost for each player and guest in that room. All minors are free and do not receive any package benefits. Minors do not affect the occupancy. Minors stay with parent(s) in existing bed space. Therefore 1 player + 1 guest + 1 minor = double occupancy. We arrange your hotels, games, divisions, tournament events, and let you worry about one thing: having fun while experiencing great hockey!

For teams traveling a long distance, we suggest a Thursday arrival. Select additional night during checkout process.

We also offer a Tournament Only Fee for teams that live within driving distance from home or simply want to stay at a different property.

We are committed to providing the best experience both on and off the ice, using only state of the art, first class facilities and hotels.

Participation Requirements

For a team to participate, all rostered players, coaches, managers, and guests must subscribe to one of these packages. Rates are based on 6 rostered players. Teams with less than 6 players will be charged the "Price per Team Member" listed under the Tournament only fee tab for each missing player.

Team Deposit

A non-refundable $300 deposit will be charged to your credit card when your registration is accepted. The $300 team deposit is not an extra fee. If you paid the team deposit, you can apply it to your balance or it can be divided between the families. If the team paid the $300 deposit, it can be returned to the team 30 days after the tournament is over. Refunds of team deposits paid by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Please contact one of our customer service representatives to discuss your options more fully.

Hotel Deposits and Payments

If your team chooses our package option, individuals will need to submit the room deposits promptly. Once all deposits have been submitted, your team will be assigned the hotel. Players and guests will then be able to proceed with the remainder of the registration process.  Any player or guest that pays the deposit by credit card will automatically be charged their remaining balance 30 days prior to the Tournament date. We will not accept any checks within 30 days of the Tournament.

Deadlines

All tournament related materials are due 45 days prior to the Tournament Date.  All final balances are due 30 days prior to the Tournament Date.

Cancellation Policies and Insurance

PANDEMIC/FORCE MAJEURE CANCELLATION POLICY
Should CAN/AM Hockey be forced to cancel an event due to the pandemic/force majeure, 100% of all fees paid will be credited to a future event.

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits are non-refundable. There are no refunds on payments for cancellations within 30 days of the Tournament. 

GOLD PACKAGE RESERVATION INSURANCE

All fees and reservations may be insured against cancellation. Any reservation for which the insurance was purchased will be entitled to a full refund of all fees paid less the cost of the insurance. Click here for more information on tournament package reservation insurance.

TOURNAMENT ONLY FEE INSURANCE
Your tournament only fee may be insured against cancellation. Any team registration for which the insurance was purchased will be entitled to a full refund of all fees paid less the cost of the insurance. Click here for more information on tournament only fee insurance.

At the Tournament

Welcome to the CAN/AM Pond Hockey tournament in beautiful Lake Placid, New York! Your ultimate Tournament experience is finally about to begin. As your players arrive in Lake Placid, they will check in directly at their hotel. Once checked in to their room, it’s time to check out Lake Placid. Everyone’s first stop is likely Mirror Lake where they will find 20+ rinks carved out and ready for tournament play.

Games are underway! All teams will play two games on Friday and two games on Saturday. Games end at dusk giving your team an opportunity to see and explore more of Lake Placid. By Saturday evening, playoff matchups for your division will be set. Will your team have what it takes to make it to a Medal Game on Sunday morning? With so much to see and do, the Lake Placid Pond Hockey Tournament is an event for the whole family to experience.

During the weekend, the CAN/AM Staff is always available for you. There is always a helpful staff member to guide you where to go, answer questions, make suggestions, assist your players and guests. Our goal is to help your players and guests get the most out of this special hockey holiday weekend, no matter what happens on the ice. Our goal is provide an unmatched hockey experience for your team. The CAN/AM Pond Hockey tournament is a professional event for amateur players. That is why so many teams choose to make the CAN/AM Pond Hockey tournament an annual event. We look forward to hosting your team in Lake Placid.

Directions

Please use our interactive map to explore the greater Lake Placid area and to get venue address.

 


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