Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Category: IP Initiation – All Levels (Sunday)
Cost: $446.90 + HST ($505.00 total)
The Ottawa Senators and the Bell Sensplex are proud to present this fun-filled weekend for initiation-aged players and their families, at our state-of-the-art four-pad facility. All participants will receive an Ottawa Senators CHAMPIONS medal.
Bring your players and their families out to enjoy some fun hockey in a warm and inviting environment and a day that will be a truly memorable experience for all! The weekend will also feature games and activities for children set up in our 20,000 sq foot indoor fieldhouse.
In its first 17 years, this event has seen over 850 teams participate, and we pride ourselves on providing a supportive and fun atmosphere for young players to learn Canada’s game!
One Qualified IP Instructor from each team will be expected to take to the ice in order to help Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs staff organize the split-ice scrimmages. If instructors are unavailable, please let us know as soon as possible.
The standard for IP Fun Days is for teams to play without goaltenders. Teams that wish to dress goalies should have equipment ready and consult with their scrimmaging partner prior to the game. If both teams do not have a goaltender in full equipment, neither team will be permitted to dress a goaltender. (Efforts will be made to match teams with goaltenders.)
Please note that parking at the Sensplex will be limited, as participation at this event exceeds our parking lot capacity. A satellite parking lot will be made available for the duration of the weekend (directions will be sent to the team contact prior to the tournament). Street parking around the Sensplex is prohibited and may result in a ticket from the City of Ottawa. The Sensplex strongly encourages teams to arrange carpools to their IP Fun Day.
Here are a few of the comments we received after previous year’s event:
“Every kid liked it a lot, even had parents coming to me to thank me for the tournament, they really like the ambience and also seeing all those kids having fun”
“For my first experience coaching hockey, to bring the team to have fun at that tournement was something big for me. Really like the set up of split ice surface to get every one playing as much as they can. Thanks again for the wonderful day”
“Our players and parents had a wonderful time! Thank you for all your hard work!”
“Great experience, I will definitely recommend this tournament.”
“Awesome. The ice dividers were great.”
“The children enjoyed the tournament, the fieldhouse activities and the Senators Medal (especially). A great day!”
“Overall experience was excellent.”
“Many thanks for a wonderful event – we will be back next year!”
“Great day had by all”
“Our team had a great time and we would not hesitate to return next year. Thanks for all your hard work.”
Games Per Team: 2 x 1 hr games (half-ice)
NO LOSERS – ALL WINNERS PHILOSOPHY! Teams will play 2 games on one of our NHL or International sized ice surfaces that will be divided at centre ice using our professional padded rink dividers. Teams may be divided by age, if deemed appropriate by the tournament organizers. Please note that this registration is for Sunday, March 5th.
We are proud to offer a special tournament participant rate to the Ottawa Senators game on Saturday, March 4th at 7pm vs Columbus Blue Jackets. Interested teams must book with Ottawa Senators group sales account manager Matt Haddad at [email protected] or by phone at 613-295-2518. Tournament scheduling will accommodate those group tickets purchased through these official channels. Please note that ticket sales will be limited and sold on a first come first serve basis to accommodate tournament scheduling needs.
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