As part of Third Assist's "Ultimate Pond Hockey Resource" we've reached out to the best pond hockey tournaments taking place this winter in the United States. We want to know where they're at, what makes them unique, and why we should visit this upcoming winter. Safe to say we're sold on the following tournaments.
Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic
Location of Tournament:
At The Burkshore Marina in Big Lake, Alaska.
Exact Address: 3610 S. Burkeshore Dr. Big Lake Alaska
Time of Year:
March 8-10 2019
Ages Welcomed to Play:
Youth and Adults
Size of the Tournament:
9 Divisions (U10,U14, U18, Novice, Co-Ed, Open, Women, Elite, 49ers) 107 in 2018
Two free concerts for those 21+ on Friday and Saturday nights. This is in addition to fireworks Saturday night, and a free family rink available weekend-long.
Any Special Vendors:
49th State Brewing Company provides great food, beer garden, food trucks, etc...
What Sets This Tournament Apart:
One word: Alaska. Oh, the trophy here is pretty amazing too.
Third Assist's Take:
This tournament is truly one-of-a-kind. It takes place on Big Lake which is about a hour out of the state's largest city of Anchorage. The owners of Third Assist are originally from Anchorage, and Big Lake was one of the first places we played pond hockey. It only makes sense that Alaska's premier tournament takes place in a setting like Big Lake. Cool setting, cool music, cool trophies. This is on our pond hockey bucket-list.
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