Same Pond Hockey Festival, new location

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 31, 2014 - 12:27 PM |
A change in venue for the Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock, taking place Feb. 7-9, will ensure a safer experience for all participants, said the event's organizers.

For the first five years, the festival has been held in the bay in front of Science North; however, due to inclement ice conditions and keeping the safety of the participants in mind, organizers are moving the event to the Sudbury Boat and Canoe Club.

Over the last six years, the Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock has grown into one of Sudbury’s premier, family festivals, said the organizing committee. Each year the festival raised money for a non-profit organization that will use the money to carry out a program for its members. This year, the event will benefit the Autism Ontario-Sudbury and District chapter.

In addition to the tournament, there will also be the Remax hot-air balloon and ice fishing for families and friends to try. Vendors will be onsite to feed anyone that is hungry.

Due to the change in location, there will be no parking onsite. However, there will be continuous, free shuttle buses that will pick up visitors in the parking lots at York Street and Paris Street and drop them off at the Sudbury Canoe Club.

There will also be a drop-off area for those volunteers who are being dropped off or players who want to drop off their equipment.

Buses will run from:
Friday – 4 p.m. until after the last game at night.
Saturday – 8 a.m. until till after the last game at night.
Sunday – 8 a.m. until the tournament is over.

The public is invited to venture to Ramsey Lake and take in the action.

For more information, call 705-566-3735 or 705-691-0525.

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