Registration has begun for a Yellowknife pond hockey tournament set to star as the centrepiece of February’s Hockey Day in Canada live broadcast from the city.
Ron MacLean will anchor the half-day broadcast from Somba K’e Park on Saturday, February 8, with the pond hockey tournament on Frame Lake serving as the CBC and Sportsnet show’s backdrop.
The tournament will run from 9:30am till 5pm. The cost to enter is $80 per team (you are asked to register as a full team, with one contact email).
If you want to take part, you’ll have to hurry. At the time of writing, it appeared only three out of eight spots for teams remained available.
To register, head to the City of Yellowknife’s tickets website – but follow these instructions carefully, as the pond hockey registration form is not the easiest to locate.
Once the website loads, select “Parks and Sportsfields” in the Location menu. Do not, as tempting as it might be, select “Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada” in the Category menu. Leave that menu alone. (We didn’t make these rules, we’re just trying to help here.)
Hit “search” and you should see “HDIC Pond Hockey Team” appear. Click that option and fill out the form to register. If you have trouble, contact the City for help (we can’t assist you!).
Your team must have a co-ed team of eight players, four on at a time, with “equal representation on-ice at all times.”
Games are 10 minutes long. Skates and helmets are mandatory, with a waiver to be signed by each player.
“Teams are to have a creative name and come dressed in your favourite themed uniform,” organizers told Cabin Radio.