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Frozen Edges Challenge & Pond Hockey Tournament

Sat January 27 - Fri February 2 Madison, WI 53703 US Directions


Join the 1st Annual

Frozen Edges Challenge - Pond Hockey

01/27 - 01/28 9:00AM CST - 6:00PM CST Get Your Team Registered Today!
Open to ages 16 - 99.

Frozen Edges - Ice Rental

01/27 - 02/02 9:00AM CST - 6:00PM CST


The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI US 53703


Frozen Edges Challenge Pond Hockey Tournament.

Join The Edgewater as they Present the Frozen Assets Challenge, part of Frozen Assets.  Frozen Edges Challenge, a one of the kind regional pond hockey tournament on rinks built right on frozen Lake Mendota!  Watch, Play, Eat and Drink at The Boathouse and the Labatt beer garden. 

Frozen Assets is a community FUNraiser, FRIENDraiser, and FUNDraiser which highlights the year-round value of our lakes, while raising money to protect our waters through lake improvement projects, educational programming, and our volunteer water quality monitoring program.  This winter event held at The Edgewater invites the community to enjoy activities over the 10 days from winter sports, educational opportunities, food & beverage.  

Tournament Information

  • Rink dimensions are approximately 140’ X 70’.
  • Games start on the half hour
  • Game play is 4-on-4 with a maximum of eight-person teams (no goalies).
  • All games are 30 minutes in length consisting of two 12 minute halves with a running clock. There will be a two minute warm-up before each game and a 3 minute halftime. Teams are guaranteed 3 games.
  • Goals are six feet wide with 12" openings on each side.
  • Teams will tap sticks to start play in each half


  • All players MUST wear helmets
  • Minimum number of players on a team is 4, maximum is 8.
  • There will be no offside or icing.
  • There will be one scorekeeper to monitor play (scoring, time, puck reset, and arbiter of infractions).
  • Scorekeepers will have the discretion to award a “penalty shot” to the opposing team when a minor penalty is flagrant and/or a team is consistently playing in a reckless manner. Penalty shots will be taken from center ice and must be attempted within 30 seconds of the penalty being called. Anyone on the opposing team can take the shot. The team that is awarded the penalty shot will also be given possession of the puck following the penalty shot attempt (regardless of the outcome of the shot).
  • Any major infractions called will result in an awarded goal and ejection from the tournament of the penalized player, with no replacement.
  • Abuse of scorekeeper will be considered a major penalty. This includes yelling, swearing, or arguing about calls. Players are expected to police themselves as you would playing pickup pond hockey, with scorekeepers stepping in ONLY to settle disputes and to call obvious infractions players do not call (goals from beyond center ice, high sticking, cheap shots, raising the puck above the knees, goaltending).
  • Fighting is strictly prohibited. Any player that fights will be ejected from the game with no replacement, and a goal will be awarded.
  • There will be no checking or body contact. A minor or major penalty will result if the scorekeeper deems it serious enough.
  • There will be no slap shots. If the stick comes above the knee in a slap shot motion it will result in a change of possession, the non-offending team gets the puck on their half of the ice.
  • There will be no raising the puck above the knees; pucks that are intentionally raised above the knees will result in a change of puck possession. Saucer passes (i.e. pucks that are lifted low, below the knee) are acceptable.
  • Making contact with the puck using your stick above the waist will result in a change of puck possession.
  • There will be no goalies or use of goal tending equipment.
  • Goaltending is not allowed. A player may not patrol, “camp out” or remain stationary in the crease area and act as a goaltender. A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area. The crease area is defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal. A player may not lay his/her stick, drop to their knees or lay on the ice to protect the goal. Players must remain on their skates in front of goal. A goal for the non-offending team and change of puck possession will result.
  • If the puck goes out of the playing area players should determine who sent it out. If players can’t quickly decide, the scorekeeper will determine who sent it out and give possession to the non-offending team at the point where the puck went out. The defending team must provide two stick lengths to their opponent upon re-entry and play must start immediately.
  • Teams will tap sticks to start play in each half. Otherwise, teams will be required to wait on their side of the red line for goals scored and penalties. Defensive teams can engage the offensive teams once the play starts moving up ice. The offensive team must move the puck up ice quickly on the scorekeeper’s command (whistle).
  • #1 Rule to remember:  HAVE FUN!



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