2023 NZIHF Under 12 Tournament – Registration Pack & More Information

By June 3, 2023No Comments

The 2023 NZIHF Under 12 tournament is taking place on the weekend of Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October at Alpine Ice Arena, in Christchurch.

We are excited to be back on ice to experience what is the highlight of the hockey calendar for many and look forward to seeing parents and players from around New Zealand come together to compete in this spectacle of youth ice hockey!

Below is an information pack containing all the key information about the tournament.

Tournament Schedule & Format:
All players must be born between 2016 and 2012 to be eligible to participate. Dispensations may be available – contact us via email for more information info@aiha.org.nz

The tournament will consist of a series of round robin games, semi-finals and finals, followed by a prizegiving at the end of the weekend.

Each team will travel with a coach and one manager, to assist with the running of the weekend, all coaches and managers travelling with teams will be Police vetted.

Teams will consist of 6 players and 1 goaltender, with teams formed by AIHA.

Games will be 3 on 3, cross ice, with 3 games taking place on the ice sheet at once.

Games will take place on Friday evening, Saturday morning through to evening and Sunday morning through to early afternoon. Prizegiving will take place after the finals games on Sunday afternoon, with teams departing home thereafter.

Teams will need to organise their own sets of playing jerseys. The NZIHF will provide bibs if required, to differentiate between teams should there be colour or jersey clashes.

Tournament Costs:
We have created several packages, based on whether parents and players are organising only some of their attendance, or choose the full package provided by the NZIHF. The below costs only include the child’s flights, accommodation, and tournament fees. Any parents/family members attending will need to provide their own flights and accommodation. You can choose to register now and pay in full, or register now and go on an instalment plan. Registrations close June 30th 2023.

Full Package: Flights + Accommodation + Tournament Entry: $650.00
Own Flights: Accommodation + Tournament Entry: $450.00
Tournament Only: Tournament Entry $250.00

For players/parents who purchase the full package, flights will depart as below. Teams will travel as a group on a single flight together.

Date of Travel Itinerary Flight No. Departs Arrives
06-Oct-23 Auckland to Christchurch NZ535 11:00 12:25
8-Oct-23 Christchurch to Auckland NZ562 17:00 18:25

For players who arrive in Christchurch via a flight, the NZIHF will provide a mixture of busses and vans to transport teams from the airport to the accommodation and back.


For players/parents who purchase a package which includes accommodation, accommodation will be provided at Bealey Quarter located at 263 Bealey Avenue, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013, which is approximately a 10-minute drive from the ice arena.

Find out more about Bealey Quarter on their website: https://www.bealeyquarter.co.nz/ or contact them via phone 0800 115 043

Shuttle vans will be provided to transport parents/players between the accommodation and ice arena.

For players/parents who wish to organise their own accommodation, but stay at the same venue, there will be limited spaces available at Bealey Quarter, and if you mention the promo code “icehockey” you will receive a discount on your booking.

Restaurant food and cooking facilities are available onsite at the accommodation venue.

The NZIHF is not providing food or drink for tournament participants – it is up to parents/players to organise their own food throughout the weekend.

Register to Attend:

All registration will be processed on esportsdesk. Log in to your account and register here: https://secure.esportsdesk.com/login.cfm?leagueID=23340&clientID=5788

Registrations close June 30th 2023.