Not only are they providing rooms for people traveling, they are putting something back into the event this year by helping to sponsor it.
We were a little late getting this together this year, but that's because some items we used last year are no longer available, and we were trying to add some more options for people and be a little more creative.
The webstore is open and in all honesty there is a limited quantity of all the items in the store. If you order online ahead of the event you are guaranteed to get whatever you order and it will be at State Park at the ZINK area available for pickup on Friday 2/10/17. If you wait we may not have something you want during the weekend.
As always, thanks for the support and we hope you like some of what we put out there!
Hat Trick Hockey is going to make the trek up from PA again this year, offering an on-site pro shop to the hockey guys.
Chris is a really good guy and will be bringing up basic supplies and offering skate sharpening services right at the park.
Bert Adams Disposal will be helping us out during the weekend with our cleanup needs and donating some stress balls for the players so they all keep on their best behavior.
Thanks to Wade Electronics for helping out this year.
People love a family company helping with a community event!
After last year's event it's ironic that he has the best insurance rates under the sun, but Mike Kolcun also has the hockey bug. He is helping us out this year with the event and will also be doing a raffle to give away two weekend passes to the Dick's Open which will include concert passes for the Bon Jovi concert!!
Look for his raffle location during the weekend.
We all know the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for their awesome fireworks shows, and now the Rumble Ponies are helping us out with our fireworks Friday 2/10/17!!
Don't forget on that Friday we will have skating under the lights, Animal Adventure, live music, s'mores for kids, a guided hike through the park during the lunar eclipse, and more that will all be capped off by a full fireworks show brought to you in part by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
On Friday, 2/3/17, we will be doing a player mixer 5-7pm at the Colonial for ALL player in the tournament.
Reasons you should go:
There's been a slight change of plans, and we will have the very talented Jared Campbell playing for a bit Saturday morning for kids and families at our event.
Jared has done some great work in the community and we are happy to have him as a part of the Binghamton Pond Festival!
Check the weekend schedule for updates..
Today we sold out again.
I cannot express just how thankful I am to everyone for their support!
It's going to be a damn good time!
Thank you everyone!
We closed out the high skill division today and it is now sold out. That means there is only ONE TEAM SPOT REMAINING and that is in the 40+ division.
39 of 40 team spots taken. As always, thank you guys!
We are now at 38 teams.
ONE spot available in the High Skill division and ONE spot available in the 40+ division.
Today's rain should freeze up over the weekend, and although next week's weather has pockets that are less than favorable (warm), we get a chill again next weekend so things may be playing out just right.
The extended forecast from AccuWeather looks PERFECT!
As of mid week we had 9-10" of ice which is outstanding.
Hotel accomidations at the Double Tree are now available.
I also want to thank the Double Tree for offering sponsorship support to help bring you guys music during the weekend!
Rec and competitive divisions just sold out tonight.
37 of 40 teams spots filled, the remaining spots are:
ONE for the high skill division
Two for the 40+ division
The 21+ competitive division is now sold out due to how the schduling must be done.
There are four tournament spots left available:
ONE in the high skill level division
TWO in the 40+ division
ONE in the recreation division
If someone wants to get into the 21+ competitive division, please email me and I will put you on a waiting list.
Zink's team hoodie special is up and available again for all the teams. This is a great alternative to jerseys.
Eight single color screened hoodies with your team logo on the front and your name and number on the back for $200, just $25 per hoodie.
Or get 12 for $275 and have some extra for kids and family to wear while they cheer you on!
Additional color screens are available and cen be worked out by contacting Brett Groves at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are expanding our social media presence and you can help by following us on Instagram @bingpondfest and by using #bingpondfest to tag us in your pictures before, after and during the event!
Price Chopper took notice of what we are bringing to the community for our Friday Frozen Fun Night and they decided to help us bring Animal Adventure to you.
A very sincere thank you to the people of Price Chopper for giving back to the community and supporting something that any family can enjoy at our event.
Just need to give a shoutout to the B-Sens for their continued support of the event.
Minor Pro hockey is a long-standing stable of this area, so please continue supporting them!
Also, you can take advatage of their ticket specal for the DIFD Power to the Purple Night here:
Wanted to thank Brent Dyer Construction for stepping forward and sponsoring the stage this year where we have several great local bands playing over the weekend.
I know Brent personally, and he is that increasingly rare breed of businessman that has the knowledge and skill to do quality work but also sees things through and cares about his customers.
American Fireworks will be doing our fireworks show on Friday 2/10/17 at the park as part of the Frozen Family Fun Night!
Just wanted to give a shoutout to the Friends of State Park, they have been great and really do offer a lot to this event!
"Binghamton Pond Festival's DIFD (Hopefully) Frozen Family Fun Night"
**OPEN TO ALL AGES**
The Friends of Chenango Valley State Park and the Binghamton Pond Festival partnered to create an all-around fun night for people of all ages that need an excuse to have fun.
Friday night enjoy the following:
Full fireworks show by American Fireworks
(Yes, those guys that do them for the B-Mets/Rumble Ponies)
Evening open skate on the pond under the lights
(Must bring your own skates or borrow them from a friend)
S'more stations and a bonfire for kids and kids at heart
Guided giant moon hike/walk during the Lunar Eclipse
Telescope viewing of the Lunar Eclipse
*For this evening only, we will collect a donation per car coming into the park to help offset some of the costs associated with these activities as to not negatively affect our donation to DIFD and MHAST. (The suggested amount per car is yet to be determined but will be reasonable).
*Any proceeds from the night will be donated directly to DIFD as part of our check presentation on DIFD night at the B-Sens game on February 25th.
*You can get discounted tickets to the B-Sens game here:
*Remember that activities and times are subject to change as we get closer, so follow us to keep informed on things.
Thanks for the support and we hope everyone likes the idea!!