U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
Crews at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championship are using cutting-edge technology to keep the ice smooth and safe. More than 500 hockey games on 25 rinks all on one lake can chew up the ice pretty good.
Hundreds of hockey players are hitting the ice this weekend as part of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. It’s a chance to lace up your skates and celebrate hockey the way nature intended.
You could call it a hockey holiday. This year the Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships celebrate 10 years of fun out on the ice. The first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in 2006 saw 120 teams compete.
The weather is supposed to be nice and relatively warm, so there’s absolutely no excuse for you not to get out there and enjoy some of the metro area’s best bets for weekend entertainment.
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The all-day celebration of Minnesota’s official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it’s a special venue with a lot of history. “You know, it’s kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It’s just a unique type of thing,” Dietz said.
A siren wails on a frozen Lake Nokomis, signaling the half-way point in a fast-paced game. Blue skies and bright sun greet nearly 2,000 pond hockey faithful. Over the next few days, they will play like they did as kids. According to tournament’s co-commissioner Justin Kaufenberg, the competition is fast and, at times, furious on the lake’s 25 rinks.
Registration opens Wednesday for the 2014 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in Minneapolis. Players can start registering their teams at 10 a.m. Central time on the USPHC website.
The warming tent at the 8th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis was evacuated late Saturday afternoon due to high winds.
Hockey players dream of winter days with bright blue skies, crisp temperatures and a frozen pond to skate on.
The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship was nearly cancelled last year. Unseasonably mild weather created thin, weak ice.
The site of the eighth annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships is about to start taking shape in Minneapolis.
Registration opens next month for the 2013 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in Minneapolis.