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The Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic is Coming to Big Lake

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An epic event is coming to Alaska's Year-Round Playground. Here's some information, more to follow.

Late in 2013, the city of Anchorage approached me to gauge my interest in planning an event in conjunction with Anchorages 2015 Centennial Celebration. As the Director of the Scotty Gomez Foundation - my life has revolved around helping children experience the game of hockey, so it was natural to suggest a pond hockey event. What better way to bring the hockey community of Alaska together to celebrate hockey with the purpose of helping young people experience the greatest game in the northern hemisphere.

With help from the city of Anchorage, the inaugural installment of The Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic became a reality in 2013.

After two years in Anchorage at Goose Lake we became Anchorages largest hockey event but knew to grow we needed to look at other locations. For the 2017 event, we have found a new home for the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic in Big Lake. With 13 rinks, a goal of 100 teams, a family rink, a 40’x100’ warming tent, food, drinks, a concert and of course, lots of hockey - we are excited to relocate to the Burkeshore Marina for the 3rd Annual Event.

Not a hockey player? No problem. With music, food and the outdoors, there is guaranteed fun for the entire family. While skating on the family rink, enjoy watching Alaska’s greatest sport on any of 13 rinks.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Scotty Gomez Foundation. We encourage everyone to visit to better understand our mission.

We see a great future for The Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic and hope you'll be a part of it either through being on a team or coming to watch and enjoy the tournament. Our goal in 2017 is to have teams from all around the world to make it even better than past events.

We look forward to seeing you!

Carlos Gomez


Scotty Gomez Foundation

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The Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic is Coming to Big Lake
Authored by: A Big Lake Resident on Thursday, January 26 2017 @ 04:20 PM AKST
Another great event coming to Big Lake! Let's show them what a fine community we are and welcome the participants to Alaska's Year Round Playground!
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The Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic is Coming to Big Lake
Authored by: Anna on Thursday, January 26 2017 @ 04:31 PM AKST
This is going to be huge. Everyone let's see what we can to do to welcome this event that benefits everyone!
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