Winter Classic

Photo credit: Jenna Hauck / The Progress

Photo credit: Jenna Hauck / The Progress

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and the Chilliwack Chiefs of the B.C. Hockey League are teaming up for an exciting new community event!

The inaugural Winter Classic Outdoor Ball Hockey Tournament takes over the parking lot at the UFV Chilliwack campus (Canada Education Park, 45190 Caen Ave., Chilliwack B.C.) on Saturday, Feb. 14.

The day begins with a free pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the tournament starts at 10 a.m. There will be three different age divisions: 16 and up, 11 to 15, and 10 and under.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Chilliwack Chiefs on this initiative, and we look forward to welcoming the public to Canada Education Park,” UFV interim athletic director Chris Bertram said. “Additionally, this event is a great opportunity to showcase our expanded campus recreation program, which is open to all UFV students, staff, faculty and alumni.”

“The Chiefs are extremely excited to be partnering with both UFV and the community of Garrison Crossing in providing a fun event for hundreds of young people, while creating awareness of the community-minded programs of both UFV and the Chiefs,” Chiefs president Glen Ringdal said.

The tournament entry fee is a non-perishable food item that players can bring on the day of the event, for donation to the Salvation Army of Chilliwack. Teams are to register as a group of four players, and will be joined for each game by one member of the Chiefs to make it five-on-five.

Tournament rules

The following is a brief rundown of the Winter Classic tournament rules. For a complete list of rules, click here. For further information, email

  1. Games are 15 minutes in length.
  2. Helmets are required for players age 16 and younger.
  3. Gloves are strongly recommended, as are helmets for those over 16 years of age.
  4. Slap shots are not allowed, and sticks are to stay below the waist.
  5. Players are required to bring their own stick.
  6. Goalies are required to wear a full face mask. Other body protectors and a blocker and catcher are recommended. It is the goalie’s responsibility to provide his/her own protective equipment.


To register for Division A (age 16 and older), click here.

To register for Division B (age 11-15), click here.

Registration for Division C (age 10 and under) is currently closed.

Liability/consent forms

Participants will be asked to fill out a liability waiver (age 19 and older) or an informed consent form (age 18 and under) on-site on the day of the tournament. To view those documents ahead of time, click the following links:

Liability waiver

Informed consent

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Indigenizing at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S’olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.

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