What is the Beantown Winter Classic?

The Beantown Winter Classic is a team entry event featuring elite teams from North America at the 18U and 16U levels.

Schneider Arena on the campus of Providence College


18U Division

Teams consist of players from the age of 18 and younger and will be played using USA Hockey Youth Rules.

16U Division

Teams consist of players from the age of 16 and younger and will be played using USA Hockey Youth Rules.

Hotel/ Travel

This is a stay to play event. Host hotel info TBA.

Reserve Hotel Room

Selection process for the Beantown Winter Classic

If your team is interested in participating in the event, contact Tournament Director Peter Masters at [email protected] with your intention of entering.


Q: When will the schedule be released?

A: The schedule will be sent to teams on, approximately, December 15.

Q: How far are the rinks to the closest airports?

A: Providence College is 45-60 minutes from Boston’s Logan Airport and just 15 minutes from TF Green airport in Providence, RI.

Q: Are there things for the players/parents to do in the area other than play?

A: Yes. Providence is a great city and is within walking distance from PC’s campus. The restaurants on Federal Hill are on any Providence “must do” list. The Providence Bruins play out of the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence and Brown University is located in Providence. Scenic Newport, RI is just a short drive from Providence as well.

The city of Boston is within driving range for everyone. The city has many attractions, such as Bruin or Celtic games, shopping, food and other tourist attractions. Also there are plenty of colleges in the surrounding area for families to visit. Depending on the schedules, there are some college teams that may be playing at home that weekend which would provide a great time for players and their families.

Q: Is the Beantown Winter Classic a USA sanctioned tournament?

A: Yes and the tournaments sanction number has not been issued yet. Please check back in August.