Weather has not been cooperating in helping us prepare, or even for the weekend. We are making the best of it and have reworked the Schedule several times now to perfect the one that is now Posted on our Site:
We now have all 6 rinks open. Since Rain is expected on Sunday, we have tuned the Schedule to all work inside of one day(Saturday). Earlier Start, Later finish and all rinks humming with games will still give everyone a 4 game minimum. if the weather should improve on Sunday, we will give everyone bonus play for those that want to get even more ice time, since we have rinks sitting there(to be decided Sat night).
Please Read all the way down…This info about Parking & Friday night Orientation was in the last Email, that many Captains are still asking questions about. These are what we still get asked about mostly
PARKING at High School and catch Shuttle
Friday Night Orientation at Vistors Center 6pm to 9pm, (not mandatory, but recommended to make Check-in go quicker on Sat morning)
Hotels still available for the deal…mention “Hockey” get room for only $59, please get a Room!
Here are the expectations:
Everyone going onto the Lake MUST Sign Waivers (strict rule from owner of lake “Brookfield Renewable”)
No Beer out on the Lake, provisions are made to be more accommodating on shore (100 feet away).
Hospitality Tent at The Boat House
Bonfire Pit at Boat House
Fire pits & Chairs at Silver Birches(Rinks #5 and 6)
Ice Deck at The Dock/Silver Birches
Labatt Blue Specials on Tap at all 3 bars: (Boat House, The Dock, Greshams Chop House)
What to bring– Helmet required! We recommend you BRING LAWN CHAIRS, limited Benches.
Rinks- North(Boat House) & South(Silver Birches)
They are one half mile apart and you will be playing at both
It’s a 10 minute skate between them, but no promise that the Ice is skateable outside of our rinks (pacth Cleared but no resurfaced)
Allow plenty of time to catch the Bus (not Walkable via highway)
*USE PARKING at Wallenpaupack Area High School (Do not Park at Boat House or The Dock/Silver Birches! We cannot disturb regular patrons)
*Shuttle Buses have been contracted by Tournament to make regular stops at venues and nearby Hotels. It is only 2.5 miles from Parking to the rinks, so the bus should not take long to make a complete loop. Use the Shuttle and leave the car parked.
*Map & Shuttle Stops attached
+Recommend you stick around for our Events & Entertainment. We have a lot of fun things planned and lots of cool Labatt Blue Prizes giveaway. Pay attention and you’ll be a winner.
All hosting businesses are our Sponsors and Support structure for making this happen. We strongly recommend you return patronage and stay or dine with our friends of the Tournament.
Stay over at local Hotels, lots of Lodging specials still available. The hassle of driving isn’t worth what it costs to split a room. Check Web site for links. $59 at GRESHAM’s LAKE SIDE MOTEL still available…get roommate and Book for $30 Each (PLEASE!) …we do not want anyone traveling home after a full day of events. 17 Rooms will go fast… these are the ones to get, on the Bust Stop Route and next to Satruday night entertainment!!!!!!
Orientation is Friday night from 6pm to 9pm- Wallenpaupack Vistor’s Center on Rt-6, plenty of Parking.
Not Mandatory- If all are Registered, Check-in at North Rinks on Sat morning, allow plenty of time.
Check-in your Team Friday to eliminate last minute orientation on Sat
FAQ’s, get the local scoop
Get info on local attractions
Rules Review- we are training Refs, you are welcome to listen in.
Pick-up your Swag Bags(1 per Player)
Use the Discounts to all of the local businesses & Sponsors
Wear Blue Wrist Bands to show you are a Participant & Waiver Signed.
Join us for Entertainment to follow at Boat House
Pro Shop- On site at Silver Birches next to the Ice Deck.
Sharpenings while U wait, only $5
Apparel, Accessories, Skate Guards(You’ll need walkables for the Beach) on sale
Emergency items & Repairs
Charging station for Phones
Games expected to start at 8am
Games MUST be on time! Will start w/o you
I shouldn’t have to say it, but please remind your players: Respect all Volunteers!
LIKE & Watch our Facebook page for updates as well. Our Tournament Staff is Looking forward to having the Hockey guys takeover Tafton!
‘WALLY ICE FEST’
Chris BeckerWally Ice Fest- Pocono Pond Hockey
Home Office : 570-226-8692
Cell Phone: 570-436-4162