Join us for the G4H Jam!
In partnership with Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream and Fisher Brothers Farm, G4H is excited to announce the first-ever G4H Jam Pond Hockey Tournament! Though not intended as a fundraiser, any proceeds from the event will support G4H as it continues to grow programming and, in turn, grow the game.
General Tournament Information
When: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Games for each division will be back to back. Games can be anywhere from 8:30am - 4:30pm depending on number of sign ups and division
Where: Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream/Fisher Brothers Farm
4947 Spear Street, Shelburne, VT
Who: Girls, women, and non-binary individuals ages 13 - Adult who want to get out and play! We will be hosting 3 Divisions - 14U/High School, Novice Adult, Advanced Adult (more information below). If the event is a success, we plan to expand to younger age groups in the future! New players or those who play pond hockey only welcome in 14U/High School and Novice Adult divisions. If you do not fall into the above categories, you are welcome to come cheer on teams and/or free skate down the other end. Free skate information will be available soon!
Why: For fun!
Before indoor rinks, hockey was played outside! Let's get back to our roots and enjoy some of the incredible natural ice that VT winters provide!
How It Works
Participants may register as a team or as a "free agent" who will be put on a team with available space. Teams can a few as 4 players or as many as 6. Each team is guaranteed four games - three round robin games and one divisional playoff game (championship or consolation). G4H will provide jerseys (to keep!) for each team/team member. Winners of each division will also receive a G4H Jam t-shirt!
Each game will be 20 minutes in length, split into two 10-minute halves with a 1 minute break in between to switch ends. All games will be back to back, with a 9-minute break in between each game to rest, regroup, grab a snack, change "rinks" and get ready for the next segment. With this set up, each division will be completed within a max 2.5 hour window, leaving room to watch or volunteer at other divisional games, to enjoy some food on site, or to head home and prepare for the week ahead.
14U/High School Division: This division is open to players ages 13 - 18. Players can have hockey experience, but may also participate in hockey recreationally (pond hockey, etc.) Skating experience required. Games will be played between 1:30pm and 4:30pm.
Novice Adult Division: This division is open to players 18+. Participants are newer to hockey, started as adults, or may only have outdoor rink/pond hockey experience. Games will be played between 1:30pm and 4:30pm.
Advanced Adult Division: This division is open to players 18+ with higher level hockey experience at high school or college levels, recently or a while back. Games will be played between 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Cost & Registration
The G4H Jam is participants must be 13+ and identify as female or non-binary. All participants are required to bring and wear their own helmets (with cage highly recommended), skates, gloves, and sticks. Organized hockey experience is NOT required for all team members in the 14U/High School division or for the Novice Adult Division.
Participants may register as a "free agent" or may register as part of a team. Free agents will be placed on a team with other free agents or with teams who have noted that they are looking for others to fill their roster spots. Teams need one team contact who will register the team, then themselves separately.
$65 for Free Agents
$375 for Teams (4-6 players)
Note: Team Registration for Adult Divisions is now closed. However we are still accepting free agents through Friday, Feb 18th. High School Team and Individual Registration will remain open through Friday, Feb 18th based on the time change of their division.
In addition to the 4 game guarantee, participants will receive a G4H Jam tournament jersey, and a meal ticket for an item off the grill!
If you are planning to register a team, you will be asked to pay the full amount. Team members will then need to go online and fill out a brief registration and waiver.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
We will confirm team schedules by Thursday, February 17
In the event of severe inclement weather, unusable ice, etc. our backup date is Sunday, February 28th. Please note that cold, rain, and snow will not automatically cause postponement. If postponed, anyone registered will receive an email. If the postponement date also is not a "go" or if you are unable to make the postponement date, we will offer refunds.
Questions about the G4H Jam can be directed to email@example.com.