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Braestone Winter Classic returns to the ice in February

Registration open for three-on-three pond hockey tournament in support of Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre

Last year, the inaugural Braestone Winter Classic Charity Pond Hockey Tournament, in support of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, surpassed its $40,000 fundraising goal — by more than $30,000.

Mother Nature threw a wintry mix at players from 16 teams but the constant blowing snow and chilly temperatures failed to dampen their spirit. The ice crew worked day and night leading up to the tournament to ensure the best possible surface. A February thaw and rainstorm followed by plunging temperatures and a heavy snowfall made for challenging conditions. In the end, the games started on time and the ice held up under the heavy schedule. The event would not have been possible without the support of all the volunteers who gave so generously of their time.

When the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre expansion opened in 2012, it meant the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) could bring care closer to home for thousands of patients. Today, the centre receives over 90,000 cancer patient visits annually, saving local cancer patients and their families 12 million kilometres of travel to and from the Greater Toronto Area for treatment every year. Additionally, thanks to continued investment and support from our community, RVH has been able to continue to expand the types of cancer treated.

We plan on making this edition of the Braestone Winter Classic even better.

For sponsorship opportunities, email

The next Braestone Winter Classic will take place Feb. 3 to 5, 2023, at Braestone Farm, Oro-Medonte.

Register now.

Two divisions: open and women’s.

Not a shinny player? Plan on attending as a spectator — lots of great food and family activities, and free admission for kids 12 and under.

You can sponsor and cheer on your favourite player.