When and where is the 2014 Adirondack Ice Bowl?
The 2014 Adirondack Ice Bowl will take place Friday January 24 through Sunday January 26 on 4th Lake in Inlet, NY in front of The Woods Inn. Play is scheduled to begin on Friday morning and end with the championship games Saturday evening under the lights (weather permitting).
When do players check in?
Each team Captain is REQUIRED to attend the Captain's meeting held before the tournament on January 23th, at 8:00pm located at The Party Tent behind the Woods Inn. All players' waiver forms are due at this meeting.
Early check-in will begin Thursday evening, January 23th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in The Party Tent located behind the Woods Inn. Check-in will resume Friday morning, January 24 at 8:00am - 12:00 pm.
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 will be two 15-minute halves with a 5-minute intermission. All games will start at their designated time to maximize daylight hours. If your team is not accounted for at the start of your game, the clock will start and teams will have to make due 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 medal rounds.
How many players can each team have?
Teams can carry a minimum of four players and a maximum of six players. Goalies are not needed as pond hockey nets are used. Players can only play for one team in the tournament.
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 men and women age 40 and older. New for 2014 - The Women's Division is for women only with no age restrictions . Teams hold up to 6 players with 4 players on the ice at a time.
What are the dimensions of the goals at the Adirondack Ice Bowl Tournament?
The Goal dimensions are 4' wide by 2' deep by 6" tall. Specifically, they are wooden boards forming a rectangle with two 1' openings on either end of the front of the goal.
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How much is the registration fee for the 2014 Tournament?
The registration fee is $600 per team and includes the following:
- 3 Guaranteed games, with possibility to play more if you move on to playoffs
- Post game beverage after each game
- Admission into Friday and Saturday night bands/parties
- Player gift bags
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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 Friday, January 24th at the Player Information Booth located on the ice. No other substitutions throughout the tournament are allowed. The four to six players that are on your roster at 8:30am on January 24th must be the same players that play on your team throughout the tournament. Players can only play on one team throughout the weekend.
Can spectators come out to watch the pond hockey games?
Absolutely! The Adirondack Ice Bowl Tournament is open to the public. In addition to amazing hockey action on 4 rinks, a heated tent behind the Woods Inn will be set up where people can buy pond hockey merchandise, feast on food and have a cold beer or hot cocoa. Please join in the fun!
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 the north, The Woods Inn is approximately a two hour drive. 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.