Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 2023, it's time for the fourth edition of Höga Kusten Pond Hockey Tournament.
NOTE: the arena location has changed to Björkudden at the Hight Coast Bridge due to bad ice caused by the unusually warm february weather.Google Map link.
Pond hockey is played just like the pioneers did a hundred years ago, just bring the shovel and scoop out a piece of ice and play with your friends.
This year's tournament is open to everyone and people come from far and wide to compete for the desirable title.
We bring the North American interpretation of Pond Hockey to Sweden, where the food and overall experience are at least as important as who scores.
Together with MODO Hockey we have made three different "Pond Hockey" packages during the MODO hockey – Djurgården game on Friday 24/2 at 20.30.
It's going to be a rememberable evening since MODO hockey are honouring Niklas Sundström by raising his jersey to the ceiling of the Hägglunds Arena.
Buy tickets here.
We will have eight ice rinks that are 30x15 meters. And for the audience it is perfectly possible to stand right next to it and cheer on the players. We will have games on seven of the rinks and the eigth will be open for children to play and of course we will have a surprise for them.
A new made cross-country track will linger around the Pond and a long skating course is plowed and is open to enjoy.
If you want a tougher challenge, we recommend that you walk to Skuleberget's top cabin, which is open both days.
On the Pond Hockey Arena, just by the side of the hockey rinks, there will be lots of amazing food from Tobbe & Co! This was really one of the highligt from last year.
Inside Friluftsbyn, you will find great "fika" and a place to hang out for those who are frozen.
The adventurous will find the Waffles at Skuleberget top cabin.
It works great to use Swish when you are buying food and beverage.
Thanks to Kramfors municipal there will be plenty of free parking lots just beside Friluftsbyn, and inside the city of Docksta.
And it´s free entry to the area, where everyone is welcome, and of course you can bring your four-legged friend!
The snowmobile parking is directly on the first floor and it is perfectly possible to enter the event arena from the parking lot.
Just follow the signs from the snowmobile trail and you will come straight to the front.
What couldn't suit better than after a full day outside – go inside and just enjoy the sauna of Paradisets amazing SPA.
All Pond Hockey players will get a free entrance, 24-25 february, so we recommend that you do it the 24th after the games on Gällstaisen but before MODO Hockey – Djurgården game. Or on the 25th after the prize-givning ceremony on the Gällsta ice.
All players will get a ticket valid for the SPA at Paradiset.
After the Final on Saturday evening the After-Ice in Vardagsrummet at Friluftsbyn awaits. So prepare for a great party throughout the evening.
First Hotel Statt is our official hotel partner, so all Pond Hockey players, family, coaches will get 15% off the regular prices of a hotel room.
Book here, use the code FHCHKPOND
Accommodation within walking distance of the ice can be booked at Friluftsbyn, friluftsbyn.se
Höga Kusten Pond Hockey Tournament is open for everyone.
All teams are guaranteed to play at least 5 games.
The arena is Gällstasjön with Friluftsbyn, where there will be 8 hockey rinks with a fantastic scenery.
The tournament is played in teams of 6 players, with 3 players on the ice.
Group Games – Play 2 x 10 minutes.
The the finals (from the round of 16) - Play 2 x 5 minutes.
The rink measurements 30x15 meters with a snow bank. No goalkeepers. Special small Pond Hockey goals will be used.
Note that the rules are slightly different from regular icehockey, so read the rules carefully!
Each team has both dark and light jerseys, with the home team wearing dark jerseys unless the teams agree otherwise.
The group is devided in two groups, North & South. Everyone meets in a single series.
Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tied game.
In the event of equal points in the group, the placement is determined as follows:
1. Most wins between tied teams
2. Goals for minus goals against
3. Most goals scored
Registration opens January 1st, 2023.
Will be announced the week before
Pond Hockey World Cup in Finland, 2024. The winning tema gets free entry and acommosation at the Pond Hockey World Cup in Finland, 2024.
Trophy for the winning team and prizes for top 3.
Trophy for MVP – Most Valuable Player.
Trophy for Rookie of the year - SUB 20 years.
Each team must have 2 jerseys/person. A dark and a light jersey.
At Sportringen77/Sticks Online and Track Screen, it is possible to order and print own team jerseys.