When and where is the 2017 Adirondack Ice Bowl?

The 2017 AIB will be held at the Woods Inn in Inlet, NY, Friday January 27th through Saturday the 28th.

When do players check in?

Each Team Captain is REQUIRED to attend the Captain’s meeting held the evening before the tournament on Thursday, January 26th, at 8:00pm at the Screamen Eagle (roughly 250 yards north of the Woods Inn) . All players’ waiver forms are due at this meeting.

Early check-in is held from 6:30pm – 8:00pm on Thursday evening, January 26th, at the Screamen Eagle.  Check-in will resume Friday morning, January 27th from 8:00am – 12:00 pm at the Registration Booth located on the ice in front of Rink 2.


What is the format of this year’s tournament?

All Adirondack Ice Bowl games will be played in a four-on-four, no goalie format. Games consist of two 15-minute halves with a 2-minute intermission. All games will start at their designated time to maximize the use of daylight. If your team is not accounted for at the start of your game, the clock will start and teams will have to make do with players present or forfeit the match.


How many games does my team get to play?

All teams are guaranteed three games with the possibility for more if they make it to the medal rounds.


How many players can each team have?

Four players are needed to play but teams can carry up to six players (two substitutes).  Goalies are not needed as pond hockey nets are used.  Players can only play for one team in the tournament.


What are the dimensions of the goals at the Adirondack Ice Bowl Tournament?

The AIB’s custom pond hockey nets are 4′ wide by 2′ deep by 6″ tall, with a 1′ opening on both ends of the goal.  (Photo of the AIB Goals)


How do I learn about sponsoring this event?

The Adirondack Ice Bowl is looking for sponsors to make this year’s event another success.  Our sponsorship packages allow everyone the opportunity to support the AIB, so if your interested in joining one of the most anticipated events in the Adirondacks, email us at info@adirondackicebowl.com.


If one of my teammates gets injured, can I sub a new player?

Each team can make one substitution. Substitutions must be made by 8:30am on the Friday that play begins at the Player Information Booth (located on the ice in front of Rink 2). No other substitutions are allowed during the tournament. The four to six players on your roster at the start of the tournament must be the same players that play on your team throughout the event. Players can only play on one team.


Can spectators come out to watch the pond hockey games?

Absolutely! The Adirondack Ice Bowl Tournament is open to the public. On the ice, catch the nonstop action on 4 pond hockey rinks, warm up with refreshments from the AIB Shanty, or “belly-up” at the AIB Ice Bar. Games can also be viewed from the comfort of The Woods Inn’s dining room, overlooking 4th Lake. The Pavillon will also have TVs, cold beer and food specials, in addition to hosting Friday and Saturday night’s live bands. No matter your preference, everyone can participate in this event. Please join in the fun!


What do I need to do if my child is participating in the Youth Hockey skate?

The Youth Hockey skate is held on Saturday afternoon before the tournament’s medal round begins. Details for arrival, check-in, and game times can be found in the attached information packet.


How do I get to the Adirondack Ice Bowl Tournament?

Utica is the closest city and is Exit 31 on the NYS Thruway. From Exit 31, take Route 12 to Alder Creek and bear right onto Route 28. Follow Route 28 through Old Forge and continue 10 miles to Inlet. The Woods Inn’s entrance is on the right, one mile past the Inlet town sign.

From Albany, take Route 187 to the Warronsburg exit, and continue on Route 28 West to Blue Mountain Lake. Turn left onto Route 28 South and continue through Raquette Lake to Inlet. The Woods Inn will be on your left, just past the Town Center.

The Syracuse, NY airport is approximately a two hour drive from The Woods Inn, and the Albany, NY airport is about a 2.5 hour drive.


How much is the registration fee for the 2017 Tournament? 

The registration fee is $750 per team and includes the following:

  • 3 Guaranteed games, additional games for those that move on to the playoffs
  • Post game beverage after each game
  • Admission into Friday and Saturday nights’ bands/parties
  • Player gift bags


What division should I sign up for? 

The Open Division is considered the competitive division of the Adirondack Ice Bowl Pond Hockey Tournament, and is open to men and women age 21 and older.  The Masters Division (40+) is for players age 40 and older.  Teams can carry up to six players, with four players on the ice at a time.