Players from as far away as California, England, Denmark and Singapore are in Plaster Rock, N.B., this weekend for the World Pond Hockey Championship.
The four-day event, which started in 2002, has attracted 120 teams.
"Well, I couldn't find any good ice or any hockey in Singapore and my buddies had come to this tournament previously, so I figured I'd make the trip this year," said Jeff Thompson from Singapore.
The Montreal Lagers are here for their fifth year. They love the event so much that they bought a house across from the pond. Inside, they've built a bar full of team memorabilia to continue the off-ice camaraderie late into the night.
Tom Godher calls his team "a bunch of middle-aged kids."
"We do invite a lot of the teams we've gotten to know in here. We definitely have competitions around the bar," said Godher.
The World Pond Hockey Championship began, and continues to be, a fundraising activity for a new arena for the people of New Brunswick's Tobique River Valley.
This year's competition began Thursday and ends Sunday.