Welcome to the home of our annual CANY Central Park Classic Hockey Tournament. You'll find everything you need to know here about this special charity event that's all about having fun and supporting great charities like Ice Hockey in Harlem.
The 11th Annual Tournament will be held on President's weekend, Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th 2017 at Lasker Rink in Central Park.
We hope to see you there! And please make an online donation if you can.
Canadian Association of New York
The Annual Canadian Association of New York
Central Park Classic Hockey Tournament
February 18 & 19, 2017
Lasker Rink – Central Park
New York City
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Open to players of all levels, the Central Park Classic focuses on fun, participation and camaraderie. Most importantly, the main objective is to support the non-profit youth program, Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH). Established in 1987, this innovative program uses on-ice and classroom sessions to improve the social and academic well-being of children from the Harlem community. IHIH student athletes learn the fundamentals of the game, engage in an active lifestyle, and broaden their life experiences.
This tournament is also intended to further the natural ties between Canadians and New Yorkers. Each year, we bring together teams from Canada and the US for a special weekend and a truly unique hockey experience – the opportunity to play outdoors in one of the most beautiful city parks in the world.
Each team is guaranteed to play the equivalent of two full games on Saturday, followed by a playoff game on Sunday. On Saturday, we’ll have a number of associated activities at the rink and lively social event.