We are looking forward to a great weekend at Spring Lake Park in lower North Mankato. The weather should be great for outdoor pond hockey!
We did a safety check on the ice conditions Monday February 1, 2016 and found we have 12” - 14” of good strong ice with below freezing temps forecasted throughout the weekend. The ice is in the best shape of the year.
We plan to start setting up rinks Wednesday after we clear the remnants of Tuesday’s blizzard warning.
We have posted the game schedules on the website at www.anthonyford99.com. Click on the home page then on “2016 Pond Hockey Games Schedules” to find your schedule. Please check the schedules for your game times. Some games start at 9:00 AM. Please be to the park an hour before your first game to get your team checked in.
Team Managers are responsible to bring the signed waver forms for all payers on your roster to the registration trailer. Signed waiver forms are required for all players on your roster before they can play. The waiver forms are on the Registration page on the website. www.anthonyford99.com
Players under 18 need a Parent or Guardian signature. Be sure to have a parent or Guardian sign the waiver before you come down to the park.
If you need to update your roster, please email us at email@example.com before Friday or bring the corrected information to check in. We need the player’s name age and what hockey league they play in if any.
A heated dressing room is available near the “viewing pier”. No skates are allowed on the “viewing pier”.
Parking is available in the parking lots at Spring Lake Park. Vehicle parking will not be allowed on the ice. Coolers are allowed without glass containers. Concessions will also be available for purchase.
Each Team should bring either a “Team Jersey” or a light and dark jersey.
What else to Bring:
Skates, stick, Warm clothes, Gloves, a good hat and helmet and a positive attitude!
Team Managers, Please forward this information to your team members.
See you at the park!
The Best Western Hotel and Restaurant has reserved a block of rooms for guests of the Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic. The Best Western has a large pool area and is located within blocks of Spring Lake Park. Discounted rooms are available for February 5th and 6th. Click on the Pond Hockey Classic page for the link.
The Anthony Ford Fund Committee members would like to put out a special thank you to the City of North Mankato and their staff and the Business on Belgrade Group for their assistance and cooperation in making our move to Spring Lake Park seamless. We are excited about the new venue and the possibilities it brings for bigger and better events to come.
Our rinks are made with “Nice Rink” boards to make your game day experience even better.
On-line registration for our 2016 Pond Hockey Classic is now CLOSED