After an incredible return in 2023, we are excited to be welcoming everyone back for the City of Lakes Tournament.  Not only do we have a record number of teams attending, it is also the 10th anniversary of the Harbour City Lakers and the 50th Anniversary of Ringette in Nova Scotia.


Please review the tournament information below.



Complete up to date tournament information will be found throughout the tournament at:


During the tournament contact cell numbers for Tournament organizers will be posted on the website. Please do not hesitate to reach out with a question or concern between 8am and 10pm. We are here to help!  Volunteers will also be clearly identified at the rink and are available to answer questions.


Karen Hicks 902-414-4212

Vicky Miller 902-483-6093




All teams must sign-in to the designated tournament control desk no later than 30 minutes prior to their game to verify and sign game sheets. RBC Centre : 2nd floor, CHP Rink Lobby.

Players should be ready to play 15 minutes before scheduled game times.

The schedule will be posted on the website under the “schedule” tab. The schedule is now final, and no changes will be made except in the event of weather or obvious errors. We do ask teams check it daily in the event any of these situations occur.

Upon initial sign-in, a team representative must sign a copy of the tournament rules. Player of the game item will be collected at this time; recipient will be determined by team Coach at end of each game. Montana’s Bar and Grill have also provided each team with one free meal for an athlete.  This can be awarded at any time during the tournament to the athlete who demonstrates kindness, support for their teammates, and a positive attitude during the tournament. This can be determined by coaching staff or team members.

Time and scorekeepers will be provided by the tournament.

The Home team is required to provide a shot clock operator (U12 and above). Shot clock operators and minor officials will be provided by the tournament for all gold medal games.

We encourage team captains and assistants to greet opposing teams bench staff at the commencement of every game. For younger division without these designations, please appoint three athletes for this task.

Under provision 5. c) of the tournament rules, a “cancellation” of transportation will automatically be declared if Halifax Transit suspends public transportation due to weather conditions, in which case the game result will be recorded as a posted score of 3-3. All other circumstances under provision 5 of the tournament rules shall be approved or denied at the discretion of the tournament chair.

Treatment of Referees, Minor Officials and Volunteers: The Harbour City Lakers values the contribution of referees, minor officials and volunteers to our sport. Participants need to be aware there will be a zero-tolerance policy for any abuse, harassment, or other maltreatment of any individual. This will be strictly upheld throughout the tournament. Teams need to convey this expectation to all team members, including athletes and spectators. Rink monitoring will be in effect for the duration of the tournament.

Masking is not required in the rink; however, the Harbour City Lakers supports participants and spectators who chose to wear masks to this event. We encourage the wearing of masks if you are feeling unwell or recovering from a respiratory illness.

City of the Lakes is proud to be a True Sport Tournament. For more information please visit:

We are pleased to host a skills competition. One Player will be chosen by the coach to compete in each of the following. Only One form can be completed by each team and includes each of the following categories:

1-Forward Skating

2-Backward Skating


4-Goalie skills

Registration for skills must be done by Thursday  January 18th at 5pm . Please follow the link below to sign up.


PMG Spirit wear is the exclusive provider of CoLT Apparel and will be located on the second floor of RBC centre for the beginning 10am on Friday and will work 9-9 Saturday and 9-4 Sunday.

CoLT tattoos are available for each team. These can be collected at RBC Centre in the control room. Fun1/2 athletes will also receive helmet stickers.

Local pizza business, Kennys Pizza, Vero Pizza and Geovannas Pizzeria   will be providing  free or discounted  pizza coupons  for our teams.

We are please to offer onsite photography.    RBC Centre will feature Eddie Schwarz of Eddie Schwarz Photography He will be located on the second floor and will take all appointments in person. **Any questions pre- tournament please contact them directly via their websites.

RBC  will have a bake sale, hospitality suite (free coffee and tea plus grab and go items), jibbitz for sale , onsite games (Lego, Fastest Shot, Spin the Wheel, Photo booth)  , daily 50/50 will be sold in the rinks and an overall tournament 50/50 will be sold in each lobby.  There will also be a raffle for Rise Ringette Camp, Elite Summer Camp and Hemlock Hideaway (located close to the NB border) .      Cash is required for bake sale, ticket purchases and games.

On Saturday  we are pleased to present at RBC Centre two featured games at 4pm and 7pm between the Atlantic Attack and the U19AA team and Nova Scotia 18+ Team. Please Join us for a meet and greet! Fun 1 athletes from both provinces will be joining the pregame huddle and Fun 2 teams will have several athletes from each team taking part in the pregame skate.

Finally, please remember tournaments are run by a dedicated group of individuals who have poured heart and soul into this event. Sometimes things don't always occur according to plan. If you have an issue or concern or a suggestion on how we can make something better please let us know and help us be solution driven. Our goal is for every team to leave the CoLT excited to return in 2025.

We are looking forward to coming together to celebrate this incredible  sport!


Karen Hicks, President 

on behalf of 

The City of Lakes Tournament Committee




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