Ice Hockey
Presented by the San Diego Gulls

President's Day Weekend
February 16-19, 2018

USA Hockey Sanction # 17.18-CS-32



  • Escondido Ice-plex 
    • Divisions: 10B, 12B, 12A, 14A, Varsity/18AA
  • Poway Ice Center
    • Divisions: 10BB, 12BB, 16AA
  • Salvation Army Kroc Center
    • Divisions:  10A, 14B, 14AA
  • San Diego Ice Arena 
    • Divisions:  8U, 12AA, JV/18A

 Click Here for venue directions.

SOCIAL MEDIA AD for your Team
Show your Team Spirit and Challenge others to the Gold! 
When you buy a Social Media Ad, California State Games will post it on Facebook, Instagram and the CSG App.  Have fun with these posts, and show everyone who is going to dominate in 2018!

Purchase Team Ad online here - $25 each photo ad and email your photo and caption to 
Print this Form to order your Social Media Ad

Order by February 10, 2018


The below divisions will be accepting entries. Some divisions may be combined and some may be split due to the number of entries. If your team's division does not fill, you will be contacted to play up or receive a refund. Many divisions fill quickly and the tournament normally fills completely by late November, so register early.

  • 8 & Under (Mite) A-Half Ice, B-Cross-Ice
  • 10 & Under (Squirt) A, BB, B 
  • 12 & Under (PeeWee) AA, A , BB, B
  • 14 & Under (Bantam) AA, A & B
  • 16 & under AA
  • High School JV /16 & Under (Midget) A
  • High School Varsity /18 & Under (Midget) AA & A
    We plan to offer both High School divisions and age group levels.  Once entries are confirmed, we may combine some of the older divisions and divide some younger divisions.


Entry Fee includes guarantee of 4 games, great competition, top referees, Gold, Silver & Bronze medal presentation, and opportunity for your team to participate in a Torch Lighting Ceremony before the San Diego Gulls game. Fees are non-refundable after December 15, unless a division does not fill.


January 1, 2018
Sign up early - many divisions fill up quickly

  • Cancellation deadline - December 15, 2017
    • If a team cancels before Dec. 15, there is a $100 cancellation fee
  • Non-refundable after December 15, 2017



To participate in the 2018 California Winter Games, all teams are required to book hotel accommodations at one of the listed CSG host hotels offered at discounted prices. See Hotel Discount page for details on rates and how to book your rooms. 

Teams choosing not to book hotel rooms at our host hotels are required to pay a $100 Deviation Fee per team made payable to California State Games. Upon completion of paid Deviation Fee, teams are accepted into the tournament.  Deviation fees may be mailed in or paid online through our registration system.

Exemptions: Teams residing in San Diego, Orange or Riverside County are exempt from the mandatory Hotel Booking Policy.

Torch Lighting Ceremony at San Diego Gulls Game
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Valley View Casino Center | 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA | Parking - $15

Torch Lighting Ceremony | 5pm
Pre-Game Party | 5:30pm
Gulls vs. Ontario Reign | 7pm

At the Ceremony, teams will be recognized on the ice and captains will pass the torch to light the cauldron. Teams and spectators will also celebrate at the Pre-Game Party in the parking lot. 

NEW THIS YEAR!  The top 2 teams that purchase the most tickets will stand in the "High Five Tunnel" at the Gulls game! Two coaches can participate with each team.  

To purchase tickets, complete and send the ticket form to or fax to 619.359.4701. 

Click here for Important Instructions & Lineup

Pre-Game Party with Chick-fil-A
Celebrate with other teams, receive Give-a-Ways provided by Upper Deck and the Gulls and play games. Skip the lines at Chick-fil-A by pre-ordering chicken sandwich or nugget box meals. Pick-up your box meals at the Pre-Game Party on Feb. 17th, 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Click here to order your meals today!

Instructions:  Please arrive at 4:00pm-4:30pm to check-in and line up.  Wear jerseys and tennis shoes.  Two coaches allowed per team.  Park by the South Entrance near Chick-fil-A. Teams and spectators enter the arena through the South Entrance. The Ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00pm. No cameras with removable lens are permitted in the arena without prior permission. Contact sara@calstategames for a media pass.

Bag Policy: All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer or storage bags are also permitted. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5 “, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) are prohibited. Valley View Casino Center does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. 


Fundraise for your team during the tournament!

Eat at any Woodstock's Pizza now or during the weekend of the Games to fundraise for your team. Woodstock's will donate a portion of sales back to your team. Email to book your fundraiser!

And if you play at the Kroc Center or San Diego Ice Arena, you can pre-order pizzas for delivery.  

$20 XL Cheese or Pepperoni Pizzas

Click Here to email orders to Woodstock's Pizza for delivery to Kroc Center or San Diego Ice Arena*. Include Team Name, Pizza Order, Time, and Phone Number.

*SDIA deliveries only available 11:30am-3pm each day. Slices will also be available to purchase and enjoy at SDIA for $5.

Additional Tournament Information:
  • BRING ROSTER STICKERS FOR SCORESHEETS (16 stickers- enough for 4 games)
  • First games will be held in the morning on Friday starting at 8am. Schedules will not be revised for a team's specific travel plans. Teams may submit a schedule request before December 15 via email.
  • Cal State Games reserves the right to close a division before the registration deadline. Many divisions fill up fast.
  • Championship games will be played on Monday. Final game on Monday is estimated to be finished by 4pm.
  • All teams must show proof of USA Hockey team registration, team roster and release forms for each player prior to their first game.
  • Most teams will play 15 minute stop time periods. 5 minute warm up time. No over time shall be permitted.  Complete rules are posted above.
  • See 8U Mite rules for their details.
  • Rosters should be submitted with the entry form. Birthdate of each player needs to accompany the roster.
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