+ Do all of my players need to be present for registration?
No – as long as every player on your team has signed a participants release form prior to the start of play Friday afternoon.
+ Do I have to have six players on my team?
No – you must have at least four players, but it is highly recommended that you do have six. Teams will be capped at 8 players.
+ Can I register a team without a finalized roster?
Yes you can. You can add, delete and change players until 7:30 AM on the Friday of the tournament. You are encouraged to register your team as soon as possible (after registration opens) to ensure a spot in the Frostbite Face-Off.
+ What happens if I have to pull out of Frostbite Face-Off after I have registered and paid?
Cancellation requests received more than 30 days after your team signs up are subject to a 20% refund up until December 15th. All teams that cancel after December 15th, will not receive a refund. Teams that sign up after December 15th and need to cancel, are not subject to any refund. We do have a second option for teams who have to cancel. You can secure a spot in the following years tournament, instead of receiving a 20% refund.
+ Where do I stay if coming from out of town for the Frostbite Face-Off?
The Lake Morey Resort hosts the Frostbite Face-Off. The resort has 130 guest rooms, lakeside dining, bar, spa, movie theater and fitness center. The resort is located on the shores of Lake Morey right next to the hockey rinks. There is the Silver Maple Lodge located one-mile from the venue, Breakfast on the Connecticut located four miles from the venue and numerous chain hotels can be found 20 miles away in White River Jct, VT.
+ If I have multiple teams entered in the same division can I request that we play in different conferences?
Each participant should be on only one roster.
+ What do most players use for protective gear?
Helmets are mandatory, but the rest is optional. Most use hockey gloves, as minor poke checking is common, as well as shin guards, to protect against pucks that are lifted boot-high off the ice.
+ When will our games be scheduled on Friday and Saturday?
We make every effort to stagger team schedules so teams don’t have back-to-back games, or have long breaks between games. Throughout the day games are scheduled to start every 45 minutes. As a general rule, plan on having a game approximately every 2.5 hours. The first games start at 3:00 PM on Friday and 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
+ What should we expect for ice?
Although we make every effort to make sure the ice is smooth and free of snow etc., Mother Nature is a force we are unable to predict or control. We have equipment for doing ice treatment, however we can only do so much during the course of the day as the ice conditions worsen. Your team may need to do a bit of scraping before a game from previous games. Remember that it is pond hockey and cracks and/or rough spots will develop as the day goes on. The ice conditions will never mimic the surface of an indoor hockey rink that is treated with a zamboni and hot water every hour.
+ Is there time to warm up before or between games?
We do make more rinks then we need, so there will be unused rinks to practice on between games. Although there is about 10 minutes between the time when one game ends and the next begins, but you may need that time to scrape the ice etc., so it’s very much advisable to give yourselves plenty of time to get laced up, and to do a little warming up before the end of the previous game slot.
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