Warm winter cancels 2024 World Pond Hockey Championship

by | Feb 1, 2024

Roulston Lake’s thin ice forces organizers to make difficult decision

With much disappointment, the organizers of the 2024 World Pond Hockey Championship, scheduled for February 15-18, 2024, in Plaster Rock, announce the cancellation of this year’s event.

“The unseasonably warm weather we have experienced up to this point has resulted in a less than adequate amount of ice on Roulston Lake to administer the event safely and effectively,” said Danny Braun, World Pond Hockey organizer. “The safety of players, spectators and volunteers is our top priority.”

More than 100 men’s and women’s teams from around the globe registered for this year’s event. Braun said the World Pond Hockey Championship has become an important sport-tourism event and economic benefit for the Western Valley region of New Brunswick each February.

“All the volunteers and organizers are disappointed, but we will regroup and plan for an even better event next year,” he said. 

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