Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for an adult tournament?
Registration for tournaments is done fully online. Go to the upcoming tournaments link and click READ MORE to your specific tournament. Once your in your chosen tournament click the REGISTER NOW button. Once the deposit is sent, your team will be registered and a skills roster sheet will be sent to be filled out, which will determine the division and age group best suited for your team.
How many games are guaranteed?
There is a 3 game guarantee, and if your team qualifies for the championships, there will be the 4th game.
What time will games start on Friday?
For most tournaments, games will start around 5 pm on Friday but for the larger tournaments, games can start as early as 9 am.
What is the cost of the tournaments?
The cost of the tournament depends on location. Team fees are posted for each tournament. Hotel fees are extra for teams that need accommodations. Teams that book hotels through us do get preferred rates through Event Connect.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate, from those that are new to playing hockey to professional level players. The age groups start at 19+ to 55+ and the divisions will vary depending on the teams’ age and skill level.
What divisions are in each tournament and how are the divisions determined?
The divisions will vary based on skill level but are: 19+, 25+, 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, and the skills levels range from A – E (recreation). Determination of the divisions will be done by Weekend Hockey staff. Once a skill roster sheet has been filled out, you will be matched up with 3-5 teams of the similar skill and age.
Where can I find the schedule for the tournament?
The schedule will be emailed out to the team representative 10-15 days before the tournament. Once the tournament has started, the schedule will be available online as well as the scores of all games.
Where can I redeem beer voucher tickets?
Beer vouchers can be redeemed at Weekend Hockey Tournaments official restaurants or the official beer garden.
What is the refund policy?
If a team cancels from the tournament, there will be a 100% refund 60 days or more prior to the tournament, a 50% refund 59 to 30 days prior to the tournament, and a 0% refund with 30 days or less prior to the tournament. There is a $100 non-refundable administration fee on any cancellation.
Will there be a photographer at the tournament?
Yes, we supply Professional Photographers at the majority of our adult tournaments. Photographers will be taking team pics, action shots, and championship photos of every team that will be available online at https://weekendhockey.com/galleries/ after the tournament.
How do I register for a youth tournament?
- Visit https://weekendhockey.com/youth-upcoming-tournaments/ and click the tournament of your choice.
- Once you have decided on the tournament click the BOOK NOW button which will redirect you to all the information you need including team fees, hotels, tournament package, etc
- Teams are confirmed in tournament once payment has been made.
- Questions/ Concerns –contact email@example.com
Do I have to book a hotel through weekend hockey?
- If you are an out of town team and require a hotel, all rooms must be booked through our partner Event Connect in order to participate in the tournament.
- We have secured special group rates and there are many options that will be suitable for every team’s needs.
What time do games start Friday morning?
Teams should be ready to start their games as early as 8:00 am on Friday morning. Generally local teams within 1 hour & teams that stay over on Thursday night will start the earliest. In addition, the younger teams will start earlier & the older teams later. Teams from further distances that range from 3-7 hrs away can make a special request for later start times, which we will try our best to fulfill.
What if a tournament is sold out?
You will be put on a waitlist and be notified immediately if a spot has opened. As well, we offer many other great tournaments that you can register for. All are available online at https://weekendhockey.com/youth-upcoming-tournaments/
What are the time lengths of the games?
The time of the games depend on age group and will be posted within the rules & tournament information section of tournament.
How many games are guaranteed?
Each tournament varies on guaranteed games. Generally House League/ Local League/ Select tournaments are guaranteed 3 games with Rep MD/AE/A/AA/AAA tournaments guaranteed 4 games.
When will the schedule be posted?
The schedule will be posted at least 15 days before the tournament. An email will be sent out to each team rep when it is released as well with a tournament program and set of rules.The schedule will also be available on line. It is crucial that the schedule is checked regularilyjust in case of last-minute changes that need to be applied.
What arenas will the tournament be hosted at?
For our tournaments, we use multiple facilities that may have 1-4 ice sheets. The arena facilities we use are generally 10 min to 30 min away from official hotels. if you are staying at a hotel we try to accommodate most of your games close to that participating hotel.
When the schedule is released, addresses and rink names will be posted online.
What are the tournament rules?
Tournament rules will be available with the schedule on line & will also be posted at some of the arenas. Depending where the tournament takes place, all governing rules will apply to the respective location. Example: OMHA, GTHL, USA HOCKEY, etc
Do I need rosters and travel permits?
Official rosters will need to be submitted PRIOR to tournament. Without official rosters your team will not be allowed to step on the ice. Travel permits or permission letters from your association also need to be submitted PRIOR to tournament or your team risks not being allowed to play.
USA Hockey Tournaments don’t require Travel Permits unless team attending is from Canada or Out of Country.
- Hotel bookings are mandatory through the Event Connect system after registering for the tournament for teams that requires hotels. Event Connect has taken the necessary actions in order to secure the best available group rate for your team with a wide variety of hotel choices.
What age groups participate?
Depending on each tournament we accept U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18, U21
For USA Hockey tournaments we accept 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U