About Alberta Pond Hockey

Hockey was born and raised on the frozen ponds, lakes, dugouts and rivers of Canada. Outdoors in the crisp winter air, no red or blue lines, no face-off circles, in the open and just for fun. The Alberta Pond Hockey Championship will tip its hat to the days when hockey was played the way nature intended it.

Lac Cardinal Provincial Park, located between Peace River and Grimshaw, provides a picturesque setting. Besides offering some “good old hockey games” the tournament will also offer a range of events for the whole family to enjoy. A feeling of nostalgia is sure to be in the air and on the ice. Join us as we step back in time to when hockey was played on ice that may have been slushy or cracked, but where the fun of the game was all that mattered.

What can you Expect?

Reunite with your friends over a weekend when time can stand still and we can all be kids for three days. Teams make the journey from all over Canada and a few teams even come internationally for their chance to stake claim to the Alberta Pond Hockey Championship and hoist the prestigious trophies. The weekend is jammed packed with a little something for everyone. From scenic helicopter tours, live music, snow sculptures, ice skating, local food, a beer garden, ringette, some good old Canadian Hockey and lots of opportunities for the perfect Instagram photo op!

If you bring your toys you can come play within the Lac Cardinal Provincial Park. There are snowshoe trails, great ice fishing and lots of wildlife viewing. Not to mention the Northern Lights usually always make an appearance during the Alberta Pond Hockey Championship weekend. If you are adventurous check out our itineraries for ideas of where to adventure in the Mighty Peace while you are here.