With the NHL kicking off in a couple of weeks, you may be inspired to gather some friends and strap on some skates and pass the puck around.  It’s time to form a team and sign up for The Forge Winter Classic 2020.  This is a 3×3 Shinny Tournament that will be kicking off this weekend at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.

So, what is shinny?

Shinny is a 3 on 3 version of hockey that typically is seen outdoors on frozen ponds, or in this case, on the Skating Shelf.  No goalies, and you’re trying to put your puck into very small and short nets.  No lifting the puck … so passes and shots will truly require skating, stick-handling, and creativity.

Teams of all ages will have a chance to play throughout the next two months.

  • Jan 9: 12U Travel
  • Jan 10: 14U Travel
  • Jan 16: 8U House
  • Jan 17: 14U House
  • Jan 23: Adult League
  • Jan 30: 12U House
  • Jan 31: 16U / High School JV
  • Feb 6: 8U Travel
  • Feb 7: 10U Travel
  • Feb 13: 10U House
  • Feb 15: 18U House / High School Varsity

The MLK Family Tournament is scheduled over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend (January 15-18, 2021).  The President’s Day Tournament is scheduled over the President’s Day holiday (February 13-15, 2021).

  • The entry fee for weekly & special multi-day tournaments is $240 per team of 6 players.
  • Each team is guaranteed four 20-minute game sessions in a five-team bracket or tournament.
  • The two teams with the most points will also play a championship game.
  • Prizes will be awarded to a single winning team for each division.
  • Entry to each division and tournament grouping will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, with verification of appropriate skill level and age.

For more information and to sign up your team, please visit https://www.forgeparks.com/winter-classic.


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