Save Pond Hockey is uniting the global hockey community against climate change. This is the greatest threat to the future of our planet and the game we love. As hockey players, we can already see the changes happening on the ice. Winters are getting shorter and warmer, making it more difficult to play outdoor hockey. We need to connect the dots between the consequences of climate change and the future of winter sports – before it’s too late. We can still avoid irreversible changes to our winters and preserve this beautiful game for the next generation.
We are working together to raise awareness and support concrete action against this common opponent. We organize outdoor hockey tournaments where players and sponsors have fun while fighting climate change; all registration and sponsorship proceeds are always donated to local campaigns against climate change. So far, we have donated over 20,000€ directly to campaigns such as Hiilivapaa Suomi and have organized the largest charity hockey tournaments in the Nordics. Over 1000+ players have joined our tournaments and support our efforts, including Ville Nieminen, Janne Ojanen, Reino Nordin, Edu Kehäkettunen, and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö!
Bottom line: If winters disappear, then hockey will disappear. There is no time left to sit on the bench. Will you join us?
Main Sponsors 2018
3.2.2018, Kallio Ice Rink
- Teams: 28
- Players: 230+
- Sponsors: Novosan, Oracle, JKMM Architects, Tax Fenix, Software Point, Embassy of Canada, Pure Waste, Tiliduunari, Nordgrip, Bar Kipinä, Monttumestarit, Hockey Corner, Varusteleka & Palkinto Tukku
- Donation: 6000€ to Hiilivapaa Suomi for their campaigns against fossil fuel power plants in Finland
- Photos: Here
- Teams: 12
- Players: 100+
- Partners: Mikkelin Jukurit & EKOenergy
- Sponsors: Etelä-savon Energia (ESE), Fressi, KiltaDiili, Huoltsikka, Jälkipeli Sport Pub, Varusteleka, & Tertin Kartano
- Donation: 2000€ to Suomen Luonnonsuojeluliitto (SLL) for two new campaigns: 1) create a Climate Change Ambassador to educate school children about climate change and 2) organize a seminar to discuss the local bio-economy and its impacts on climate change.
- Photos: Here