Boys Divisions are Sold Out
See Girls Tournament Page for Openings 

Email [email protected] to get on the waitlist.

Come to this historic Winter Olympic Village and enjoy the most complete Tournament Package CAN/AM has to offer. Once you arrive in Lake Placid, all of your accommodations, meals and activities are taken care of. 

You’ll find young people walking up and down Main Street and to and from the arena in this small town atmosphere. Parents can shop and relax right up until game time – then leisurely stroll to the Olympic Complex, which house three rinks for their player’s games. A 15 minute scenic drive will take you to Saranac Lake Civic Center, the site of our 4th Arena. 

No other Tournament and location can provide your team with the camaraderie and convenience that allows you to enjoy your Tournament weekend like the Lake Placid Challenge Cup.

AGE DIVISION NAMES (click on image to enlarge)

Age Chart


Peewee (12U)
Bantam (14U)


The CAN/AM difference is clear! Participating in the Challenge Cup means we take care of the details. We arrange your hotels, meals, games, divisions, tournament events, and let you worry about one thing: having fun, experiencing great hockey! Last year over 1,000 teams and nearly 33,000 players, families, coaches and friends enjoyed a Challenge Cup Tournament. We want you and your team to join in on the fun!

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. Why settle for less when CAN/AM offers so much more!

  • Accommodations at first Class Hotels – we make the arrangements for your team so that you don't have to worry about where to stay or if you can find rooms together!
  • Unsurpassed Locations – the Challenge Cup Locations offer more than a random sampling of suburban rinks. Lake Placid offers history, unique arenas, first rate hotels, and one-of-a-kind attractions.
  • First Class Tournament Experience – we take care of the details to allow you to focus on one thing – enjoying the Tournament.
  • We introduced the idea of Customer Service for Tournaments. Our goal is to make sure you and your team have a great experience.
  • We offer competitively placed divisions based on age, strength, geography, history, and experience.
  • The Challenge Cup is run by Tournament Professionals with over 50 years of experience in organizing youth and adult events. We are always here for you, before, during, and after your event to help guide your team to the best hockey experience in North America.


Below is a list of all of the features that are a part of your Tournament Package. These items are all included in your per person fees. There are no additional Tournament fees, taxes or gratuities.

  • Four Game Guarantee. Four teams in each division advance to a medal game. Games begin on Friday morning and medal games end on Sunday afternoon
  • 3 days 2 nights accommodations at your choice of great area hotels. Check-in on Friday and check-out on Sunday for the ultimate hockey weekend! (Hotel selection honored based on earliest received $200 per room deposits. Deposits must be submitted as a team.)
  • Our packages include 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners (beginning with Friday dinner and ending with Sunday breakfast.)
  • Complimentary Subway/McDonald's Lunch on the day of your choice for your players and their families!
  • Accessible full-time staff prior to the Tournament available to answer your questions and help you organize your team! At the Tournament, staff are always available to service your team’s needs.
  • Three 12-minute stopped time periods.
  • Championship Gold-Silver-Bronze medals and iconic team winning plaques and custom arena banners for all gold medal teams.
  • Guarantee of one 1980 Olympic Rink game for each team.
  • Free e-program and admission to all games.
  • Shoot-Out and Team Relay skating competitions with awards.
  • Professionally filmed and edited Tournament Highlight Video captures your Tournament memories available for purchase.
  • Recording of 1980 Arena games with playback at Tournament Central.
  • All skills competitions are recorded and available for purchase.
  • Player souvenir for each participant.
  • Public Skating session on the 1980 Arena or Olympic Oval for all Players, Family Members, Coaches, and Guests. (location based on venue availability)
  • Opening Ceremony for all Players, Family Members, Coaches, and Guests.
  • Results posted after each game on canamhockey.com.
  •  $50 credit toward any CAN/AM Hockey Camp for each tournament player, coach and parent.
  • One complimentary Coach or Team Rep package when you bring 40 players, parents, and guests (value equal to 1 Adult at Double Occupancy).
  •  Complimentary discounts at local stores.
  • Great shopping at unique boutiques and outlet stores.
  • Exchange of commemorative gifts between teams.
  • Professional medical staff on site.
  • USA Hockey sanctioned.
  • Be part of other World Class International Skiing, Luge, Bobsled, Alpine, Ski-Jumping and Figure Skating events.
  • A small town, friendly and safe atmosphere for all.
  • CAN/AM Lake Placid Tournament Credential customized with your team name. An Olympic Credential provides complimentary access to the Olympic Museum, Olympic Ski-Jumping Complex, Sports Complex, Olympic Speed Skating Oval plus discounts on Whiteface lift tickets, gondola rides, bobsled rides and more...a $75 value! (Venues subject to weather conditions. Visit www.lakeplacidlegacysites.com for details.)
  • And most importantly a highly competitive Tournament operated by experienced professionals.


CAN/AM's Challenge Cup Tournaments are Package Tournaments. Prices are charged on a per person basis depending on the number of Adults and Players in each room. This per person cost includes hotel accommodations, meals, the tournament fee, and all of the package benefits listed for the tournament your team selects. All tax and gratuity is included in prices. The price is per person for the weekend. There are no additional fees.

In Lake Placid, the Thanksgiving Package includes 3 days and 2 nights accommodations and all tournament features.

To calculate costs for either package, add the number of adults and players in a room. This determines the occupancy i.e. 2 adults + 1 player = triple occupancy. Once you know the occupancy, simply add the corresponding per person cost for each adult and player in that room. All rooms must contain at least one Adult. Non-player Minors do not affect occupancy. Non-player Minor pricing is a constant rate, regardless of the room occupancy.  Non-player minors ages 6-17 receive all of the same package benefits as Adults and Players. Minors stay with Parent(s) in existing bed space. Minors age 5 and under stay free and do not receive any package benefits.

Quad: Any combination of four adults and players.
Triple: Any combination of three adults and players.
Double: Two adults or one adult and one player.

Prices are per person for the whole weekend and include applicable taxes and gratuities. There are no additional team or entry fees. All tournament fees are included in the package fees.


For a team to participate, all rostered players, coaches, managers, and guests must subscribe to one of these packages. Rates are based on 14 or more rostered players. Teams with less than 14 players will be charged $50 for each missing player.


A non-refundable $500 deposit will be charged to your credit card when your registration is accepted. The $500 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 $500 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.


If your team has a particular hotel preference, you will need to submit the room deposits promptly.  Hotel choices are honored on a first come-first served basis, based on the receipt of your $200 per room hotel deposits.  All of your team's deposits must be submitted before hotel placement is made. Once all deposits have been submitted, your team will be assigned a hotel. Families will then be able to proceed with the remainder of the registration process.  Any family that pays the $200 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.


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.


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

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


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 reservation insurance.


The Challenge Cup is a USA Hockey sanctioned tournament. USA Hockey rules will be followed with additional CAN/AM tournament rules. Once you register, a copy of the CAN/AM rules will be available for review. US teams must provide a signed Official USA Hockey Roster 60 days prior to the tournament (some states also require a Travel Permit). Canadian teams must submit the required Travel Permit and Official Hockey Roster issued by their governing body (i.e. GTHL, OMHA, Hockey Quebec, etc…). No team will be allowed to participate in the tournament without submitting this information.


Accommodations in Lake Placid are situated within walking distance or a short car ride from Main Street shopping, dining, the Olympic Center, and all other Olympic venues. 

Prices listed above include hotel, tournament features, and gate fees for the weekend. Hotel fees, taxes, and gratuity are included. Depending on hotel selection, your room will have either a queen/queen, double/double, king/sofa bed or queen/sofa. Incidentals will be the responsibility of the individual incurring these charges.



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Bluebird Hotel


2127 Saranac Ave Lake Placid NY 12946

The Cambria® Hotel Lake Placid – Lakeside Resort offers an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in New York’s mountain and river views. Amenities include WiFi, free parking, and an indoor heated pool. Read more...



5920 Cascade Rd Lake Placid NY 12946

With spacious hotel rooms and suites, abundant amenities and an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, our beautiful Lake Placid hotel near Whiteface Mountain will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Read more...


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Breakfasts and Dinners served at the Crowne Plaza.

Our Lake Placid, NY, resort hotel is located in the middle of the village, adjacent to the Olympic Center. With some of the most spectacular views in the Adirondacks of Mirror Lake and the High Peaks. Read more...


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The Grand Adirondack Hotel is designed for those with an appreciation for new adventures and the laid-back luxury of the Grand Adirondack hotels of the past. The hotel is situated one block from the Olympic Center on Main Street, a short walk to the public beach, numerous restaurants, the movie theater, and the quaint shops of Lake Placid. Max occupancy: 4 people per room. Read more...



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This comfortable Saranac Lake hotel ensures that guests are only a few steps or a short drive away from dozens of must-see sites as well as outdoor recreational action. Read more...

Best Western Saranac Lake


Welcome to the CAN/AM Challenge Cup in beautiful Lake Placid, New York! Your ultimate Tournament experience is finally about to begin. As your families and players arrive in Lake Placid, they will check in directly at their hotel. There, they will find their meal passes and Olympic Credentials waiting for them. Once families are checked in to their room, it’s time to check out Lake Placid. Everyone’s first stop is likely the Olympic Arena where they will find the historic Miracle on Ice 1980 Arena.

Your Tournament kicks off on Friday with a public skating session on the 1980 Arena/Olympic Oval/1932 Arena (subject to conditions and venue availability). All of the players, parents, brothers and sisters, and guests are encouraged to take a skate on this historic rink. Next up is the Opening Ceremony. Teams are presented in the Ceremony where anthems are sung and the Olympic Torch is lit, signaling the official start of the Tournament weekend.

Games are underway! Your team’s round robin games will be played on Friday and Saturday. Your Olympic Credential get you access and discounts to the Olympic Venues. Downtown Lake Placid is full of shops and sites to explore. By Saturday night, Medal matchups for your division will be set. Will your team have what it takes to make it to a Medal Game on Sunday morning? Along the way, several players from your team will have a chance to show off their skills in our Shoot-Out and Relay event. With so much to see and do, the Lake Placid Challenge Cup is an event for the whole family to experience.

The Challenge Cup is designed to maximize your team’s experience. CAN/AM has arranged all of the details for the weekend, allowing players and guest to get the most out of your weekend. All meals allow for your entire group to eat together. Forty or fifty for dinner? No problem. The tournament hotels meal service is designed to serve the needs of teams. They know your group wants to eat together, and they know that they need to accommodate your game schedule. There is no need to wait for reservations or break into groups at several restaurants. Your CAN/AM package includes all of your meals for the entire weekend. In Lake Placid, it’s all about Team. Stay together, play together, and dine as a team. The Challenge Cup Tournament experience is unlike any other.

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, even lock and unlock your team's dressing room door! Our goal is to help your families’ get the most out of this special hockey holiday weekend, no matter what happens on the ice. Our goal is to provide an unmatched hockey experience for your team. The Challenge Cup is a professional event for amateur players. That is why so many teams choose to make the CAN/AM Lake Placid Tournament an annual event. We look forward to hosting your team in Lake Placid.


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


Border Crossing

US and Canadian citizens traveling across border lines by land are required to present one of the travel documents listed below.

- Passport
- Passport Card (US citizens only)
- Enhanced Driver´s Licence/Enhanced Identification Card
- FAST/Express
- SENTRI card

U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificates, or other proof of citizenship such as a naturalization
certificate or citizenship card.

Please call or visit the following websites for any updates on travel requirements:

Canada Border Services Agency

1-800-461-9999 or 204-983-3500

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
877-227-5511 or 703-526-4200


Check out our Facebook page for past winners and candid shots.


I just wanted to take a moment and recognize the CAN/AM staff on a job well done this past weekend. I had so many amazing comments from the parents on our team. Many times the staff went out of there way to make our weekend memories awesome. You guys run an excellent tourney and my family has enjoyed very much both times we have attended in Lake Placid. We took our son as a Bantam player and now my daughter. Memories that will last them a lifetime. Material things in life are great but don't compare to memories that can never be taken away. So my hat off to all of you for creating so many awesome memories for so many families. - Tim C.

Just wanted to say thank-you for a wonderful tournament weekend. Our team had a fantastic time. The boys bonded and came away with memories for a lifetime! - Liana F.


I want to thank you for another great CAN/AM experience!!!  The Islanders Hockey Club had an amazing time.  The boys (and parents) are still talking about it. - Jeanine C.

We had a great weekend in Lake Placid! This tournament was probably one of the best organized events our team has participated in over the years. All the staff - tournament, hotel and arena facility - were very accommodating and always pleasant. - Martha T.

Everything went great during the weekend. The Support CAN/AM provides managers to pull the travel, accommodations, and events together is the best I’ve experienced. I have been involved with youths sports for the past 12 years, CAN/AM puts on a great show up in Lake Placid. Thanks! - Joseph V.


Thank you for such a wonderful experience.  The girls, coaches, trainers and their families all had an enjoyable and memorable time.  All of it was exceptionally planned; from the Opening Ceremonies to the championship games.  You made it easy to just sit back and enjoy the weekend. We are already looking forward to next year!!!!! - Cory C.

On behalf of the Monroe County Eagles, I would like to thank you for a fantastic tournament!  It was bar far, the most organized, well run tournament that we have every been to!  The competition was great and it was a great experience to play not only teams from other states but Canada as well. We will surely be back again!- Cissy L.


I am sure you hear this all the time, but I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic weekend.  It is the first time we have participated in this particular tournament and we have been recommending it since our return!  Everything from the parade of athletes to the skills and games, meals and courtesy of the hotel staff was wonderful. - Jennifer C.