With temperatures expected to reach a high of six degrees for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, there have been some concerns about the ice surfaces for the Kroppy Cup Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament.
Kroppy Cup Organizer Dean Caron says no matter what the tournament will happen.
"It certainly is a concern, however we've done really good work. All the countless volunteers both out at the Harbourfront and at Anicinabe park clearing snow away. I'm not concerned about slush due to all the snow removal we've done. The ice surfaces will get soft. The ice surfaces will get soft, I think in the morning we're going to be fine. Later on in the afternoon there may be issues, but we have contingency plans in place," he said.
Caron added teams have been instructed to be prepared to play in their boots, instead of ice skates. He said if the ice is unsafe for skates, they'll simply play boot hockey.