Welcome to Lake Tahoe, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics! Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Tahoe offers a breathtaking backdrop for an unforgettable hockey experience. Known for its stunning alpine scenery and crystal-clear waters, Lake Tahoe provides the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Play games at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena and the newly opened Tahoe Blue Event Center, a state-of-the-art facility and home to the ECHL’s Knight Monsters. 

From world-class ski resorts and hiking trails to vibrant local culture and dining, your time off the ice will be just as exhilarating as the games themselves! Join us for an exceptional tournament in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable.


Squirt (10U)

AAA/AA Major

Peewee (12U)

AAA/AA Major

Bantam (14U)

AAA/AA Major



The CAN/AM difference is clear! Participating in the Challenge Cup means we take care of the details. We arrange your hotels, games, divisions, tournament events, and let you worry about one thing: having fun, experiencing great hockey! Last year over 1,200 teams and 42,000 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!

  • Unsurpassed Locations – the Challenge Cup Locations offer more than a random sampling of suburban rinks. Lake Tahoe offers great hotel choices, entertainment for the entire family, and superb attractions.
  • First Class Tournament Experience – we take care of the details to allow you to focus on one thing – enjoying the Tournament.
  • Convenient on-line registration and reservations for the team rep and all of your families.
  • We introduced the idea of Customer Service for Tournaments. Our goal is to make sure you and your team have a great experience.
  • CAN/AM guarantees 4 Tournament Games.
  • 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.


Welcome to the CAN/AM Challenge Cup in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada! Your ultimate Tournament experience is finally about to begin. In order to help you plan the greatest Tournament weekend ever, we wanted to give you an idea of what you can expect at the Tournament and in Lake Tahoe. You leave the planning to us and concentrate on having the ultimate hockey weekend!

As families and players arrive in Tahoe, they will check in directly at their hotel. Once families are checked in to their room, it’s time to check out the town. Everyone’s first stop is likely the Tahoe Blue Event Center, practice home of the ECHL's Tahoe Knight Monsters, one of the coolest places in town!

The headquarters for the Tournament will be in the lobby of South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. Here you will find posted standings, locker room assignments, souvenirs, photos, and as always, the friendly CAN/AM Staff. Tournament Central is where your Team Rep will register before your first game.  Your Team Rep will receive additional tournament instructions as well as special player souvenirs for each player.

All games will be played at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena and Tahoe Blue Event Center. Your game schedule will be available about one week prior to the Tournament Date.  All teams are guaranteed 4 games. The games begin on Friday at 8:00 AM.  After the round-robin games are completed, the four top teams in each division will proceed to the Sunday Medal Championship games. 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? The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Games will be completed by late afternoon on Sunday. 

In all Divisions, Gold, Silver, and Bronze CAN/AM Championship medals will be awarded to each player. A special Challenge Cup Championship plaque as well as a first place CAN/AM banner to hang in their home arena will be awarded to all Gold Medal teams.

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, and assist your players and guests. Our goal is to help you 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. We look forward to hosting your team in Lake Tahoe!


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